Market Street, San Francisco
Impressive Market Street, one of the few thoroughfares to cut diagonally across the grid-iron pattern of San Francisco's streets, forms the boundary between the poorer south of the city and the more well-to-do north.This division has its origin in the urban plan drawn up in 1847 by the engineer Jasper O'Farrell at the behest of the military authorities.
Market Street Map
San Francisco Shopping Center
Located only three blocks away from Union Square, the nine-story building has a 164ft/50m-high atrium and six spiral escalators (a Japanese innovation installed here for the very first time). The architects, the San Francisco firm of Whisler-Petri, have made extensive use of Italian marble, green granite and glass. The Center, which cost $140m to build, contains about 100 shops.Home to Nordstrom and the West Coast flagship Bloomingdale's, more than 170 exclusive boutiques and specialty stores. The Restaurant Collection Under the Dome features Straits, LarkCreekSteak, Zazil Mexican Cuisine and Cocola Bakery. Also nine-screen Century Theatres, Food Emporium featuring Bristol Farms and Out the Door, valet and lounge on Mission Street. Located on Fifth and Market Streets, adjacent to Union Square and across from the Powell Street cable car turnaround.
Federal Reserve Bank
The Federal Reserve Bank is located at 101 Market Street in downtown San Francisco. In the lobby is an exhibit on economics and the American Economy with displays of bills and the creation of new money.
Address: Box 7702, San Francisco, CA 94105-7702, United States
Opening hours: 8am-4:45pm; Closed: Sun, Sat
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Useful tips: Tours of operational areas are for groups of 10-30 and must be reserved. They occur Monday through Thursday at 10:00 am.
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