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Sentinel Building

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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 November 3, 2018 via mobile

Very nice building. It is almost like the famous one in New York :) Architecture is great. Surroundings as well

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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...

Date of experience: December 2017
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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

Date of experience: March 2017
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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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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