The Ferry Building—San Francisco, CA

Sensenig, Chris
October 2007
Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm;Fall2007, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p6
Academic Journal
The article offers information about the restoration of the Ferry Building in San Francisco, California. It was once a famous landmark that languished in obscurity, hidden behind the double-decked Embarcadero Freeway along an abandoned waterfront. The building was given a budget worth $110 million for its renovation and reinvention to transform it as one of the most significant civic monuments in Western U.S. and a cornerstone of the public realm. The structure was demolished after an earthquake damaged the Embarcadero Freeway. A mandate from the Port of San Francisco specifies the reconstruction of the Ferry building to draw the residents back to the waterfront and providing a spark for redevelopment and to establish a self-sustaining center for the sale of local food and produce.


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