*** San Francisco Centre ***

The largest urban shopping center west of the Mississippi
is a visual feast

June 2007

Escalators transport shoppers through the largest Bloomingdale's store outside New York City

The San Francisco Centre features the 99-year old dome from the original Emporium building

The dome is 102 feet wide and weighs 500,000 pounds

Dome's reflection

The dome rises three stories above the rotunda

Shoppers traverse a lighted floor


Descending the mall's curved escalators

Looking up from the ground floor to the skylight above Nordstrom

Layers of straight and not so straight escalators

These were the first curved escalators installed in the USA

All photos © 1998-2016 Abe Kleinfeld unless noted otherwise

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