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January 6, 1999 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It isn't the "Taj MaWillie" that wags say he was aiming for, but a beaming Mayor Willie Brown presided Tuesday over the reopening of a restored City Hall that reflects both his own appreciation of the finer things in life and San Francisco's belief in itself as the nation's most beautiful city. Surrounded by a bevy of dignitaries, Brown cut a blue-and-gold ribbon and ushered crowds of curious citizens into the elegant Beaux Arts building shortly after noon.
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June 19, 1999 | From Associated Press
Sprinklers flooding City Hall could easily have been a scene from a Robin Williams movie, but this was no script. Crews filming the Williams movie "Bicentennial Man" apparently activated a sprinkler Thursday night, flooding the second- and third-floor hallways. Heat from the camera lights may have triggered the water's release, or lights may have hit the sprinkler system, Fire Lt. Ed Campbell said. Water was confined to the corridors, and no offices were damaged.
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February 14, 1998 | From Associated Press
A stubborn fire at City Hall sent flames and smoke billowing from the top of the domed rotunda Friday afternoon. No injuries were reported and there was no word on a cause. Fire officials said the blaze at the unoccupied building was probably construction-related. The fire broke out before 4:10 p.m., quickly growing to a four-alarm blaze. Twenty-one engines and trucks crowded the Civic Center as firefighters on scaffolding dragged hoses to the dome, about 220 feet high.
NEWS
January 6, 1999 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It isn't the "Taj MaWillie" that wags say he was aiming for, but a beaming Mayor Willie Brown presided Tuesday over the reopening of a restored City Hall that reflects both his own appreciation of the finer things in life and San Francisco's belief in itself as the nation's most beautiful city. Surrounded by a bevy of dignitaries, Brown cut a blue-and-gold ribbon and ushered crowds of curious citizens into the elegant Beaux Arts building shortly after noon.
NEWS
December 17, 1987
Congressional leaders agreed to open another major federal office building in San Francisco. No money was appropriated in language incorporated in a joint appropriation bill, but congressional budget writers directed federal officials to begin "a competitive selection process for the lease-purchase of a building in San Francisco."
NEWS
December 11, 1993 | Associated Press
Damage to City Hall in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake was greater than thought and the structure should be vacated immediately, according to a memo by San Francisco's outgoing chief building inspector. The memo said the 78-year-old neoclassic building lost some of its structural ability to withstand further earthquake shocks. It also said that loose tile and stonework could fall in a small quake. Inspector Larry Litchfield last week announced that he will leave his post Feb. 1.
NEWS
June 19, 1999 | From Associated Press
Sprinklers flooding City Hall could easily have been a scene from a Robin Williams movie, but this was no script. Crews filming the Williams movie "Bicentennial Man" apparently activated a sprinkler Thursday night, flooding the second- and third-floor hallways. Heat from the camera lights may have triggered the water's release, or lights may have hit the sprinkler system, Fire Lt. Ed Campbell said. Water was confined to the corridors, and no offices were damaged.
NEWS
February 14, 1998 | From Associated Press
A stubborn fire at City Hall sent flames and smoke billowing from the top of the domed rotunda Friday afternoon. No injuries were reported and there was no word on a cause. Fire officials said the blaze at the unoccupied building was probably construction-related. The fire broke out before 4:10 p.m., quickly growing to a four-alarm blaze. Twenty-one engines and trucks crowded the Civic Center as firefighters on scaffolding dragged hoses to the dome, about 220 feet high.
NEWS
December 11, 1993 | Associated Press
Damage to City Hall in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake was greater than thought and the structure should be vacated immediately, according to a memo by San Francisco's outgoing chief building inspector. The memo said the 78-year-old neoclassic building lost some of its structural ability to withstand further earthquake shocks. It also said that loose tile and stonework could fall in a small quake. Inspector Larry Litchfield last week announced that he will leave his post Feb. 1.
NEWS
December 17, 1987
Congressional leaders agreed to open another major federal office building in San Francisco. No money was appropriated in language incorporated in a joint appropriation bill, but congressional budget writers directed federal officials to begin "a competitive selection process for the lease-purchase of a building in San Francisco."
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