America's Favorite San Francisco

America's Favorite San Francisco

Feb 22, 2007

Speaking of appreciation for your city, the American Institute of Architects has compiled a list they're calling America's Favorite Architecture -- with the help of Harris Interactive and 1,800 Americans who participated. Our tiny, fair city is home to 8 of the 150 structures that ranked.

Most of the SF structures will be obvious, like the Golden Gate Bridge, but others might be new discoveries (for us anyway), like the spiral-staired Xanadu Gallery on Maiden Lane, a project of none other than Frank Lloyd Wright. Others are questionable, like the concrete Hyatt Regency near the Embarcadero.

The sun is going to continue to shine through tomorrow. Why not steal an extra few minutes on your lunch break and go see what the fuss is all about?

• 5. Golden Gate Bridge (1937) - Irving F. Morrow and Gertrude C. Morrow
• 49. San Francisco City Hall (1915) - Arthur Brown Jr.
• 61. TransAmerica Pyramid (1972) - William Pereira
• 89. Fairmont Hotel (1906) - Reid & Reid; Julia Morgan
• 104. AT&T Park (San Francisco Giants Stadium) (2000) - Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum
• 121. San Francisco International Terminal (2000) - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Del Campo & Maru Architects; Michael Willis Architects
• 126. V. C. Morris Gift Shop (Xanadu Gallery) (1948) - Frank Lloyd Wright
• 144. Hyatt Regency San Francisco (1973) - John Portman

Image: Betsy Malloy

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