"Panorama of City Hall from Top of U.S. Mint." In fact,
(north-to-northwest) panorama of the ruined City Hall was
filmed from the east side of 8th Street at Market Street.
(. . .) The principal features seen here are the Hall
of Records, the east wing,
Marshall Square with the Pioneer Monument in front of
the ruined City Hall
cupola, the ruined southwest wing, and Market
(note the elaborate street lamp).
||Because City Hall
stood back from Market Street on a parallel street, ruins can be
seen in front of parts of City Hall. In July 1993, in a
spectacular engineering feat, the 1000-ton Pioneer Monument was
moved in one piece to the site of the City Hall cupola on the
(future) Fulton Street mall. The move makes room for a corner of
San Francisco's new Main Library.