18 August 2012

#126 San Francisco, California, USA

The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California, is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there. One of only a few surviving structures from the Exposition, it is the only one still situated on its original site. It was rebuilt in 1965, and renovation of the lagoon, walkways, and a seismic retrofit were completed in early 2009.

U.S. National Register of Historic Places: December 5, 2005

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. As part of both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1, the structure links the city of San Francisco, on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, to Marin County. It is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San FranciscoCalifornia, and the United States. It has been declared one of the modern Wonders of the World by theAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Frommers travel guide considers the Golden Gate Bridge "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world".

Total length: 8,981 ft (2,737.4 m), about 1.7 mi (2.7 km)
Width: 90 ft (27.4 m)
Height: 746 ft (227.4 m)
Construction begin: January 5, 1933
Construction end: April 19, 1937

California Historical Landmark: October 15, 2004

Thank you, Katrina !

Sent on: August 11, 2012
Received on: August 14, 2012

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