San Francisco Neighborhoods • Civic Center


Author: Parent     Date pictures taken: June 2006     City: San Francisco     Country: US      Pictures Attached: 20     Pictures License: Copyrighted Free Use - Requires Attribution - Allows Commercial Reuse and Derivative Works     Neighborhood Type: San Francisco



Civic Center Pictures

by Parent on Sat May 31, 2008 10:57 pm


San Francisco's Civic Center is an area of a few blocks north of the intersection of Market Street and Van Ness Avenue that contains many of the city's largest government and cultural institutions. It has two large plazas (Civic Center Plaza and United Nations Plaza) and a number of buildings in classical architectural style. Its beauty is marred, however, by a reputation for being one of the more popular parts of the city for the homeless and the drug addicted. In recent years the homeless have been pushed out of the central part and now congregate mainly at its Market Street edge.[citation needed] It is the locale of many rallies, demonstrations, and festivals.
United Nations Plaza was created in 1975, when the Bay Area Rapid Transit subway was constructed under Market Street. The 2.6 acre pedestrian mall was designed by Lawrence Halprin. It commemorates the signing of the United Nations Charter at the Herbst Theater in 1945.

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Neighborhoods Nearby Civic Center - Pictures by Parent



Tenderloin Neighborhood by Parent. The Tenderloin is a dense residential, retail and nightlife neighborhood in downtown San Francisco. While it may have a rich history and a diverse and artistic community, there is significant poverty, homelessness, prostitution,.. Distance from Civic Center: 1km NEE, 19 pictures.

Nob Hill Neighborhood by Parent. Nob Hill is an affluent district, home to many of the city's old money families. Sometimes it is sarcastically referred to as Snob Hill (in fact, "nob" was a 19th century slang term synonymous with "snob")... Distance from Civic Center: 1.1km NNE, 21 pictures.

Chinatown Neighborhood by Parent. San Francisco's Chinatown is one of North America's largest Chinatowns. It is also the oldest Chinatown in the United States. Established in the 1850s, it has featured significantly in popular culture venues such as film, music,.. Distance from Civic Center: 1.6km NE, 17 pictures.

Financial District Neighborhood by Parent. The Financial District is marked by the cluster of high-rise towers that lies between Grant Avenue east of the Union Square shopping district, Sacramento Street and Columbus Street, south of Chinatown and North Beach, and the.. Distance from Civic Center: 2.3km NE, 12 pictures.

Fisherman`s Wharf Neighborhood by Parent. Fisherman's Wharf is a neighborhood and popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California, U.S. It roughly encompasses the northern waterfront area of San Francisco from Ghirardelli Square or Van Ness Street east to Pier.. Distance from Civic Center: 3km NNE, 29 pictures.

Marina District Neighborhood by Parent. The Marina District is one of the northern districts of San Francisco, California. The area is bounded to the east by Van Ness Ave, on the west by Lyon Street and the Presidio, on the south by Lombard St. The neighborhood sits.. Distance from Civic Center: 3.1km NW, 28 pictures.




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