SF’s Top 25 Buildings

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So, which San Francisco building is your favorite?

Yesterday’s Chronicle included an article by John King which listed the top 25 buildings in San Francisco, according to the board of directors of the SF chapter of the AIA. There are five choices in each of the following five categories: religious, residential, commercial, historic, and civic.

We’ve listed them below the jump (for addresses, architects, years built, and more photos, click here). What do you think?

• Grace Cathedral
• St. Mary’s Cathedral
• Temple Emanu-el
• Swedenborgian Church
• First Unitarian Church

• Plaza Apartments
• Curran House
• Houses, 3200 block of Pacific Avenue
• Russell House
• Haas-Lilienthal House

• San Francisco Federal Building
• 1 Bush Street (former Crown-Zellerbach Building)
• Hallidie Building
• Transamerica Pyramid
• JPMorgan Chase Building

• Palace Hotel
• Circle Gallery
• Palace of Fine Arts
• War Memorial Opera House and Veterans Building
• Conservatory of Flowers

• M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
• City Hall
• Yerba Buena Gardens
• San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
• Palace of the Legion of Honor

Source: American Institute of Architects
Image: David Wakely Photography – Chronicle