September 14th, 2022: City Hall Dome Tour
11:00 AM | 1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Place
Speakers: Rob Reiter, City Hall Building Manager
Join the Chamber of Commerce on a behind-the-scenes tour of San Francisco City Hall’s Dome – only available at the request of elected officials. Known as the People’s Palace, San Francisco City Hall is the seat of government for the City and County of San Francisco. Steel, granite, and four floors of white marble interiors make up San Francisco's symbol of resilience, built after the previous City Hall was destroyed in the Great Earthquake and Fire of April 18, 1906. Civic leaders were determined to demonstrate the city's rebirth in time for the start of the World's Fair of 1915. Designed by architect Arthur Brown, Jr. and begun in 1913, natives and the world were suitably awed by the gilt exterior detailing, the sweeping grand staircase, and the massive dome. At 307 feet in height, the dome is a full 42 feet taller than the dome of the nation's capital.
DISCLAIMER: There is no elevator to the top of the dome and this tour includes a large number of stairs.