This is sort of what our City Hall, the highest Baroque-style dome* in the Western Hemisphere, looks like these days.
The color’s right, anyway. It’s Giants Orange (Anaranjado de Gigantes). Perfect for Halloween, right?
Well, if the Giants win the World Series in four, then we’ll be celebrating on the night of Halloween, October 31st, 2010. (Maybe they could shut down the streets and then we’d march around City Hall counterclockwise or something….)
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Or, there’s this version, if you’d prefer:
And here’s a standout tripod-shot photo from last night.
The building’s vast open space is more than 500,000 square feet (46,000 m2) and occupying two full city blocks. It is 390 ft (120 m) between on Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street, and 273 ft (83 m) between Grove and McAllister Streets. Its dome, which owes much to Mansart‘s Baroque dome of Les Invalides, Paris, is the fifth largest dome in the world, rising 307.5 ft (93.7 m) above the Civic Center Historic District. It is 14 in (360 mm) higher than the United States Capitol, and has a diameter of 366 ft (112 m), resting upon 4 x 50 ton (3.5 x 44.5 metric ton) and 4 x 20 ton girders (3.5 x 17.8 ton), each 9 ft (2.7 m) deep and 60 ft (18 m).