Intertitle: "Panorama of City Hall from Top of U.S. Mint."
In fact, this right-to-left (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,
Square with the Pioneer Monument in front of the ruined City Hall
cupola, the ruined southwest wing, and Market Street
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.