Virtual History of the San Francisco Ferry Building
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Join us on Sunday, February 28th from 10am -11am PDT, as author and SF City Guide Anne Hitz tells the story of the San Francisco Landmark Ferry Building, including tales of her middle of the night trip to the top of the tower!
For much of the early 20th century, nobody traversed the Bay without going through the Ferry Building. At its peak in the 1930s, it was the second-busiest travel hub in the world, shuttling more than 50,000 people both to and from San Francisco each day.
When the city built its famous Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, ferry travel dropped dramatically and the building suffered for decades. City officials took notice and renovated the Embarcadero over the ‘90s, helping transform the Ferry Building into a world-class food market focusing on local artisan creations. Today, it remains an iconic landmark of the waterfront (and a popular establishing shot for movies set in San Francisco).
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