Civic Center, San Francisco

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Library building into the Asian Art Museum, and the removal of all public benches. In 1998, the city officially renamed part of the plaza the Joseph L. Alioto Performing Arts Piazza after the former mayor. Its central location, vast open space, and the collection of government buildings have made and continue to make Civic Center the scene of massive political rallies. It has been the scene of massive anti-war protests (anti-war) and rallies since the Korean War. It was also the scene of major moments of the Gay Rights Movement. Activist Harvey Milk held rallies and gave speeches there. After his assassination on November 27, 1978, a massive candlelight vigil was held there. Later, it was the scene of the White Night Riots (White Night riots) in response to the lenient sentencing of Dan White, Milk's assassin. Recently, Civic Center was the center point of the Gay Marriage activism, as Mayor Gavin Newsom married couples there. Attractions and characteristics The centerpiece of the Civic Center is the City Hall (San Francisco City Hall), which heads the complex and takes up two city blocks on Polk Street. The section of the street in front of the building was renamed for Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett, a local African American activist. Across the street on McAllister Street is the headquarters of the Supreme Court of California. Across from that building is the Asian Art Museum (Asian Art Museum of San Francisco), opened in 2004 in the former building of the San Francisco Library which is now in a newer building (San Francisco Public Library) constructed in 1995. West of City Hall on Van Ness Avenue is the War Memorial Opera House, where the U.N. Charter (United Nations Charter) was signed in 1945 and the Treaty of San Francisco was signed in 1951. To that building's left is the Davies Symphony Hall (Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall); to its right the War Memorial Veterans Building, which contains the Herbst Theatre. North of City Hall is the Phillip Burton Federal Building and United States Courthouse for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and State of California office buildings. South of the main Civic Center complex on nearby Mission Street, is the head courthouse of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit which sits across from a newly constructed Federal Building complex. A monument to James Lick and the Manifest Destiny is located in the middle of Fulton Street between the Library and the Asian Art Museum. The section of Fulton Street between Hyde and Leavenworth streets was pedestrianized (pedestrian mall) and re-developed into a monument for the United Nations and the signing of the UN Charter in 1975, when the Bay Area Rapid Transit subway was constructed under Market Street. The The shortest term was that of Charles Boxton, who served only eight days before resigning from office. Two mayors have died in office: Otis died from illness and Moscone was assassinated. Dianne Feinstein is the only woman, Willie Brown (Willie Brown (politician)) is the only African American and Edwin Lee is the only Asian American to have served as mayor.


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title Victory Celebrations work Life date 1945-08-27 accessdate November 25, 2011 page 21 Until 2003, the museum shared a space with the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park; during its last year in the park it was closed for the purpose of moving to its new location, and it re-opened on March 20, 2003 in the former San Francisco city library building opposite the San Francisco Civic Center (Civic Center, San Francisco), renovated for the purpose under the direction of Italian architect Gae Aulenti. Lord Cultural Resources, a cultural professional practice, was also commissioned to undertake a three-part sequence of planning studies for the relocation of the Museum. It can also be seen in San Francisco on the second floor of the Ferry Building (San Francisco Ferry Building) (opened in 1898) and at the California Public Utilities Commission (505 Van Ness Avenue). The 1894 James Lick Pioneer Monument at the San Francisco Civic Center (Civic Center, San Francisco) features a seal where Minerva and the bear have "escaped" the seal and are sculpted in the round, leaving the remaining elements on Minerva's shield in the space normally occupied only by the face of Medusa. "'Discovered' at Capitol," ''Sacramento Bee'', 19 April 1974, A26 Other seals can be found at the San Mateo County (San Mateo County, California) History Museum in Redwood City (Redwood City, California) (a mosaic dating to 1910), the Circle of Palms Plaza in San Jose (San Jose, California), the site of California's first state capitol, and in front of Colton Hall in Monterey (Monterey, California), the site of the 1849 Constitutional Convention. '''San Francisco City Hall''', re-opened in 1915, in its open space area in the city's Civic Center (Civic Center, San Francisco), is a Beaux-Arts (Beaux-Arts architecture) monument to the City Beautiful movement that epitomized the high-minded American Renaissance of the 1880s to 1917. The structure's dome is the fifth largest in the world. The shortest term was that of Charles Boxton, who served only eight days before resigning from office. Two mayors have died in office: Otis died from illness and Moscone was assassinated. Dianne Feinstein is the only woman, Willie Brown (Willie Brown (politician)) is the only African American and Edwin Lee is the only Asian American to have served as mayor.


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Library building into the Asian Art Museum, and the removal of all public benches. In 1998, the city officially renamed part of the plaza the Joseph L. Alioto Performing Arts Piazza after the former mayor. Its central location, vast open space, and the collection of government buildings have made and continue to make Civic Center the scene of massive political rallies. It has been the scene of massive anti-war protests (anti-war) and rallies since the Korean War. It was also the scene


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title Victory Celebrations work Life date 1945-08-27 accessdate November 25, 2011 page 21 Until 2003, the museum shared a space with the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park; during its last year in the park it was closed for the purpose of moving to its new location, and it re-opened on March 20, 2003 in the former San Francisco city library building opposite the San Francisco Civic Center (Civic Center, San Francisco), renovated for the purpose under


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;ref name nomination The shortest term was that of Charles Boxton, who served only eight days before resigning from office. Two mayors have died in office: Otis died from illness and Moscone was assassinated. Dianne Feinstein is the only woman, Willie Brown (Willie Brown (politician)) is the only African American and Edwin Lee is the only Asian American to have served as mayor.


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The shortest term was that of Charles Boxton, who served only eight days before resigning from office. Two mayors have died in office: Otis died from illness and Moscone was assassinated. Dianne Feinstein is the only woman, Willie Brown (Willie Brown (politician)) is the only African American and Edwin Lee is the only Asian American to have served as mayor.


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subway stop for both BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and the Muni Metro. The F Market historic streetcar line and many Muni (San Francisco Municipal Railway) bus lines run nearby. The Fox Plaza (Fox Plaza (San Francisco)) condominium complex is also located nearby. In December 2010, a set of innovative wind and solar hybrid streetlamps provided by Urban Green Energy were installed Hybrid Street Lamp


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the street, were home to its Humanities-based programs, including the Humanities BA, Poetics, Writing and Consciousness, Media Studies, Graduate Psychology, Experimental Performance Institute, as well as a broadcast studio and administration offices. New College of California School of Law was located at 50 Fell Street in the city's Civic Center (Civic Center, San Francisco). The North Bay Campus in Culture Ecology and Sustainable was housed in Santa Rosa, California, in a building owned by the Arlene Francis Foundation, a private foundation run by Peter Gabel, former president of New College and Arlene Francis's son. The Science Institute classes were held at the Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, California, within The shortest term was that of Charles Boxton, who served only eight days before resigning from office. Two mayors have died in office: Otis died from illness and Moscone was assassinated. Dianne Feinstein is the only woman, Willie Brown (Willie Brown (politician)) is the only African American and Edwin Lee is the only Asian American to have served as mayor.


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(a mosaic dating to 1910), the Circle of Palms Plaza in San Jose (San Jose, California), the site of California's first state capitol, and in front of Colton Hall in Monterey (Monterey, California), the site of the 1849 Constitutional Convention. '''San Francisco City Hall''', re-opened in 1915, in its open space area in the city's Civic Center (Civic Center, San Francisco), is a Beaux-Arts (Beaux-Arts architecture) monument to the City Beautiful movement that epitomized

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the direction of Italian architect Gae Aulenti. Lord Cultural Resources, a cultural professional practice, was also commissioned to undertake a three-part sequence of planning studies for the relocation of the Museum. It can also be seen in San Francisco on the second floor of the Ferry Building (San Francisco Ferry Building) (opened in 1898) and at the California Public Utilities Commission (505 Van Ness Avenue). The 1894 James Lick Pioneer Monument at the San Francisco Civic Center (Civic Center, San Francisco) features a seal where Minerva and the bear have "escaped" the seal and are sculpted in the round, leaving the remaining elements on Minerva's shield in the space normally occupied only by the face of Medusa. "'Discovered' at Capitol," ''Sacramento Bee'', 19 April 1974, A26 Other seals can be found at the San Mateo County (San Mateo County, California) History Museum in Redwood City (Redwood City, California) (a mosaic dating to 1910), the Circle of Palms Plaza in San Jose (San Jose, California), the site of California's first state capitol, and in front of Colton Hall in Monterey (Monterey, California), the site of the 1849 Constitutional Convention. '''San Francisco City Hall''', re-opened in 1915, in its open space area in the city's Civic Center (Civic Center, San Francisco), is a Beaux-Arts (Beaux-Arts architecture) monument to the City Beautiful movement that epitomized the high-minded American Renaissance of the 1880s to 1917. The structure's dome is the fifth largest in the world. The shortest term was that of Charles Boxton, who served only eight days before resigning from office. Two mayors have died in office: Otis died from illness and Moscone was assassinated. Dianne Feinstein is the only woman, Willie Brown (Willie Brown (politician)) is the only African American and Edwin Lee is the only Asian American to have served as mayor.

Civic Center, San Francisco

The '''Civic Center''' in San Francisco, California, is an area of a few blocks north of the intersection of Market Street (Market Street, San Francisco) and Van Ness Avenue (Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco) that contains many of the city's largest government and cultural institutions. It has two large plazas (Civic Center Plaza and United Nations Plaza) and a number of buildings in classical architectural style. The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (formerly the Exposition Auditorium) is one of the few remaining buildings from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The United Nations Charter was signed in the War Memorial Veterans Building's Herbst Theatre in 1945, leading to the creation of the United Nations. It is also where the 1951 Treaty of San Francisco (the peace treaty that officially ended the Pacific War with the Empire of Japan, which had surrendered in 1945) was signed. The San Francisco Civic Center was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987, and listed in the National Register of Historic Places on October 10, 1978.

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