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LITERATURE: Two-time Pulitzer finalist, John King, explores the story of American urban design through San Francisco's iconic Ferry Building.

Author: John King, Portal

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Date(s) - 11/29/2023
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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San Francisco Public Library - Main Branch

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Two-time Pulitzer finalist, John King, explores the story of American urban design through San Francisco’s iconic Ferry Building.

Built in 1898 during the Gilded Age, the Ferry Building served as San Francisco’s gateway to the world, initially as the endpoint of the transcontinental railway. Its iconic clocktower symbolized the city in early films and postcards. However, the rise of automobiles and freeways in the 20th century disconnected the city from this beloved landmark and its waterfront.

King will be joined in conversation with San Francisco State University Urban Studies professor Jasper Rubin.

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