San Francisco landmarks

The Ferry Building in San Francisco survived the 1906 earthquake and fire. Still a landmark for this city albeit with the opening of 2 major bridges in 1936-1937, the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge and then the Golden Gate, most commuters and travellers entered the city by car or bus.  Later, in the mid 1970s, commuter rail service connecting the City with the East Bay was started via a concrete tube beneath the bay.

 

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A look from further away.

 

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The Transamerica Pyramid (which served as the headquarters for Transamerica Corporation for many years) is an iconic part of the skyline of San Francisco.

 

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Zooming in for this shot, we see the Pyramid framed by 2 of the 4 Embarcadero Center office buildings.

 

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Next, we see 3 of the 4 Embarcadero Center buildings.

 

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In a different view, we see all 4 of these office buildings that are architecturally interesting.

 

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A cable car dressed up or decorated for the holiday season (California at Market Street).  Although we might not consider the cable cars to be landmarks, these are iconic parts of San Francisco.

 

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Later, we see this 2 unit cable car set a short distance from Market Street.

 

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A closer view.

 

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