Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Relighting of the Ferry Building

This evening, in commemoration of the centenary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the City lit up the Ferry Building with a big "1915." This recreates the building's lighting display during the fair. The lights look Christmasy & will stay on until December 4th, the date the fair closed.


When I arrived to see the lights turned on, a small ceremony was being held across the street from the building. Charlotte Mailliard Shultz, Willie Brown & Mayor Ed Lee were among the speakers.

A comparison with old photographs shows that the new lights fall a bit short of replicating the original display.

§ Relighting of the Ferry Building
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 6:15

1 Ferry building

2 comments:

Michael Strickland said...

Blame it on Willie and his puppet Ed Lee. They probably skimmed something off the lighting budget.

Axel Feldheim said...

Well we're definitely missing a few strings of lights.

I wish they could recreate the bus line that brought visitors from the Ferry Building to the Marina, but then it would probably only get as far as some random block on Van Ness.