Earth Hour 2009 in San Francisco – It’s Lights Out, Sort Of

Well, Earth Hour was marked in San Francisco last night with a whole mess of people scrambling up Twin Peaks to see the lights go out at 8:30 PM. Some expected the whole city to go dark, but that’s not the way it works. This photo of the Bay Bridge from last year shows how things operate.

See what Earth Hour 2009 looked like for yourself with a this time lapse video – City Hall, normally quite a bright building at night, is on the left. Watch it flickr off about ten seconds in. Click to play.

via adelcambre

Now here’s the view from Twin Peaks just after 8:30 PM. City Hall is the black void at the bottom. You can see that the people at Pepsi, 505 Montgomery and the unnamed dome to the right got a late start on EH09  (assuming they participated at all). Click to expand:

Many bars and restaurants were lit just with candles. See a list of some of the participants after the jump.

See you (dimly) next year!

City Hall of San Francisco-
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom-
San Francisco Department of Supervisors-
Building Owners and Managers Association [BOMA]-
San Francisco Unified School
San Francisco Department of Real Estate-
San Francisco Department of the Environment-
San Francisco Apartment Association-
San Francisco Public Utilities Comission-
Golden Gate Restaurant
Hotel Council of San Francisco-
Union Square Association-
San Francisco Zoo-
Glowdow Nead Communications-
Professional Property Management Association of SF-
Friends of the Urban Forest-
Golden Gate
San Francisco Amateur Astronomers-
San Franciscans for Smart Lighting
Best Public Relations-
Native Energy-
Port of San
Grand SF Hyatt Union Square-
California Academy of
Golden Gate Bridge
Garden for the Environment-
Clean City SF-
SF Beautiful-
Westin St.
Hyatt Regency-
Chancellor Hotel-
W Hotel-
Huntington Hotel-
Market Bar-
Taylor’s Refresher-
One Market-
Green Zebra-
Clear Channel Outdoor-
Brick House Images Photography-
Green Consultants-

Thanks to our national sponsors
World Wildlife Fund-
PG&E~ Pacific Gas & Electric-
Cox Conserves-

The Huge Turn Off for SF Buildings!!

795 Folsom Street
90 New Montgomery
Landmark Building at One Market St.
Golden Gateway Commons at 150 Pacific Ave. Mall
1 Embarcadero Center
2 Embarcadero Center
3 Embarcadero Center
4 Embarcadero Center and Suite One
Embarcadero Center West at 275 Battery St.
633 Battery Street and Suite 100
Citicorp Center at One Sansome St., #1025
211 Main St.
221 Main Street Building at 221 Main St.
Folger Building at 101 Howard St., #404
2 Bryant St.
545 Sansome Street
400 Montgomery St.
Rincon Center at 101 & 121 Spear Street
Crocker Galleria at 1 Montgomery St.
1 Montgomery Banking Hall at 1 Montgomery St.
901 Market Street Building at 901 Market St.
100 First Plaza at 100 First St.
475 Brannan Street
650 California Street
155 Montgomery St.
111 Sutter Street
49 Stevenson St.
550 California Street Building at 550 California St.
333 Market Street and Suite 500
Post Montgomery Center – One Montgomery St.
475 Sansome Street
455 Market St. and Suite 530
Stevenson Place at 71 Stevenson St.
Shreve Building at 210 Post St.
National Center at 55 Stockton St. Suite 802
Golden Gateway Apartments- 460 Davis Court
Boulette’s Larder- 1 Ferry Building # 48
456 Montgomery Plaza at 456 Montgomery St.
Transamerica Pyramid at 600 Montgomery St., 2nd Floor
First Market Tower at 525 Market St., #1420
303 Second Street
38 Keyes Avenue, #201
Ferry Building World Trade Center at One Ferry Building
450 Golden Gate
90 Seventh Street
199 Fremont Stret
120 Montgomery Associates LLC 120 Montgomery St., Suite 1801
560 Mission Street and Suite 100
101 Second St.
333 Bush St. and Suite 2010
50 Fremont Street and Suite 100
55 Second Street
Levi’s Plaza and 1155 Battery St.
121 Steuart St.
Hills Plaza I & II at 345 Spear and 2 Harrison St.
Pacific Gateway- 201 Mission St.
One Front Street and Suite 960
100 Spear Street Building at 100 Spear St.
Bank of America – S.F. Data Center at 1455 Market St. CAS-701-10-07
235 Pine Street and Suite 1250
301 Howard Building at 301 Howard St.
580 California St. and Suite 125
Union Bank of California at 400 California St.
1725 Montgomery Street Building at 1725 Montgomery St.
1050 Battery St.
50 Green St.
1 Lombard St.
303 Sacramento St.
65 3rd St.
101 Vallejo St.
One Eleven Pine at 111 Pine Street
160 Spear Street
One Letterman Drive
612 Howard St.
50 Francisco St.
601 California St. and Suite 700
Sinbads at The Embarcadero & Pier 41
Pacific Gas and Electric Company at 245 Market St.
Pacific Gas & Electric Company at 77 Beale Street
One Market St.
135 Main St.
575 Market Street
555 Market Street
Showplace Design Center at 2 Henry Adams St.
44 Montgomery Street
1485 Bayshore Boulevard
409 & 499 Illinois St.
Russ Building at 235 Montgomery St.
45 Fremont Street
50 California Building at California St., #2350
1 California Street
Hearst Building at 5 Third St., Ste. 200
Mills Building at 220 Montgomery St.
Exchange Block Building at 369 Pine St.
555 Mission St.
One Bush Street
550 Kearny Street
100 Pine Street and suite 775
1 Hallidie Plaza
Post Montgomery Center at One Montgomery Street
909 Montgomery Street
720 Market Street Building at 720 Market St.
49 Geary Street
The Schwab Building at 101 Montgomery St.
Central Tower Building at 703 Market Street
Market Square at 1355 Market St.

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