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A+C 17: 1906 Revisited: Downtown San Francisco in Earthquake, Fire, and Rec...

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Start Point: Southwest corner of Market and New Montgomery Streets (corner of Palace Hotel)

San Francisco, CA 94104

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Start Point: Southwest corner of Market and New Montgomery Streets (corner of Palace Hotel)

Join Stephen Tobriner, Professor Emeritus of Architectural History, UC Berkeley, and author of Bracing for Disaster; Earthquake-Resistant Architecture and Engineering in San Francisco, 1838-1933, for a walk through the hidden structural history of early buildings in downtown San Francisco. We will look behind the facades of buildings constructed before and after 1906 to discover how architects and engineers did and did not address the danger of earthquake and fire. We will also examine how the oldest high-rise building in San Francisco has been retrofitted to withstand future earthquakes. By the end of this tour you will have a new awareness the structure of buildings and the complexity of designing seismically-resistant construction.

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