San Francisco's Ferry Building is 125 years old this week, and it has seen much in its time. It confidently survived both the 1906 and 1989 earthquakes with minor damage. It stood proudly while both World Wars raged abroad. The building has also endured major renovations to its Grande Nave and refurbishments to its centerpiece, the clock tower. Its physical, towering stature along the Embarcadero commands the waterfront and serves as a handsome entry point to Downtown.
Aside from the Golden Gate Bridge, it may be the most photographed landmark in San Francisco. Here's a look at the evolution and survival of one of San Francisco's most iconic buildings.
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