Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2013

This public space on the bay side of the Ferry Building is most popular in San Francisco for its Farmers Market three days a week. Otherwise building is accommodating popular Ferry Market. Building itself was designed by Page Brown in 1892 in "Beaux Arts" style with the 75m tall clock resembling the 12th-century Giralda bell tower in Seville, Spain. Initialy it was built to house terminal for ferries traviling across the Bay but after bridges were constructed in 1950s it mainly lost its function.
In 2002 intensive restoration were undertaken to redevelop the entire complex. It is today quite successful space turned back to very good use. It is in the close proximity to the two other squares in our collection, Pier 39 Plaza and Levi's Plaza.

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sociability
8
ceremonial
x
uses & activities
9
religious
access & linkages
9
social
x
comfort
8
residential
image
8
court yard
tourist value
10
with park
total
52
street, shopping
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Last time updated on Friday, October 25, 2013, 11:24 AM