San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco

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  • Like all tourists, you have to visit the City Hall. Superb architecture that wants to compete with the "capitols" of Washington and other states. It is clear that the municipality of SF wanted to develop around the town hall and with it, a Forum to the Roman. Once passed the security check at the entrance, and after admiring the central dome seen from below. You have to dare to use the elevators, the floor of which is marked with the SF figure and go up to the top floor. There, looking for a little bit, you will reach the galleries halfway up the dome: SUPERBE!
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  • Easy to get to using Muni, the City Hall is over the top opulence hearkening to San Francisco's golden age. Of you're a renaissance art fan you'll get a chuckle of the bas relief plagiarism of/homages...  more »
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  • I really didn't have to much time here and I only saw a few things but did talk to some workers who were there. Be warned there is heavy security to gain full access. I understand why this is but because of a time crunch and not wanting to empty all that I had with me I declined to go through the security check point. It looked and felt like you were going through airport security and that is the ONLY reason I did not give this place a full five out of five. The building is magnificent and reminds me of the capitol in Washington, D.C. from the Baroque accoutrements. Inside once past security there is a very long and steep staircase to the main floor. If you are an older person be prepared. I really liked seeing this place and just wished I had more time. I think it would be a good place to spend about 90 minutes there soaking up all that it has to offer.
  • The building is beautiful! It's such a treat, with so much history! I was really impressed with the structure. The tour, however, was pretty horrendous. I work in a museum, and I have visited many historical sites (many capitol buildings), and this was unfortunately the worst tour experience I've taken. I'm sorry to be harsh, because you can tell that a lot of care went into it, but the program and tour need some serious updating. The older women that greeted us and gave us the tour were very nice, but we spent 40 minutes just looking at exhibition cases, that were clearly not done by a professional. 40 minutes wasted on plastic cases, when you could be exploring this beautiful building you're standing in! After that we were rushed because I had to leave for a flight, so I only got a few minutes upstairs to see the magnificent views and just briefly stepped into the Mayor's Office. I suggest a revamp- show the exciting parts of the building, let the people walk through the exhibit cases on their own before/after the tour. Find a museum studies intern to help refresh the cases, and hire a new young museum educator to redesign the tour. Until those changes are made, I'd skip the tour and just step inside the building to have a quick look around by yourself.
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