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Sentinel Building

916 Kearny St # 920, Columbus Financial District, San Francisco, CA 94133-5107
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A beautiful building.

We stopped and ate at Cafe Zoetrope while we were in the area and got a decent amount of pictures... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Frank D
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Indiana
Copper tarnished building

This building has a history that dates to the time of the great earthquake. And, many famous people... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
Peter H
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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916 Kearny St # 920, Columbus Financial District, San Francisco, CA 94133-5107
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped and ate at Cafe Zoetrope while we were in the area and got a decent amount of pictures of the historic building too. Coppola had the building renovated and they did a wonderful job. It really pops.

Thank Frank D
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

This building has a history that dates to the time of the great earthquake. And, many famous people have occupied it, including comedians and musicians. The green color is caused by the chemical reaction of copper with the salt water environment. And, even though I...More

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

In a country where 1 in 3 names is of Italian heritage it’s had to find a real Italian expresso. We were first drawn in the the coffee smell and the sound of the expresso machine. Thank you thank you! Que Bona la crema! John...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Owned by Francis Coppola, famous director and where his offices are based, with his cafe underneath. Really interesting building, especially if photographed with the pyramid building in the background.

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

Very nice architecture. Building almost lik the famous one in NY :) The columbus street is very nice place to have a walk there...

Thank Piotr H
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

This building is somewhat unique in that it is clad in copper and white tile. Started before the 1906 earthquake, its frame was still standing afterwards. It was then completed in 1907. There are a number of stories of its relationship to celebrities including Francis...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Iconic building, the location of Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope, There's such great detail on this building, and the copper cladding reminds one of the old days.

Thank William M
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Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this building whilst looking for the Transamerica Pyramid and was more impressed with this than the former. It's location right by the Transamerica Pyramid represents a beautiful juxtaposition between old and new.

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed November 29, 2017

Well, actually it's not a place of interest at all:) But it's one of the most unexpected and attractive "view point" in San Francisco!!! Future and Past meet. The perfection of Geometry! The beauty of colors. I was just stuck there taking pictures. It has...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

I noticed this building as we started our Hop on H off tour clockwise starting from near the piers and going through this area towards the Golden Gate. This is an impressive building located at the intersection of 2 main roads and it surely dominates...More

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