SF City Hall ruins from 1906 quake are unearthed

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Construction crews have unearthed the massive foundations of the old San Francisco City Hall destroyed in the disastrous 1906 earthquake.

The wreckage of City Hall and its 300-foot dome became a famous symbol of the quake.

The San Francisco Chronicle said Monday that workers digging on Hyde Street near Fulton Street for a landscaping project found the ruins on Sept. 14.

Archaeologists from the federal General Services Administration, which owns the adjacent former federal building, were called in to examine the foundations.

When the architects and historians are finished documenting the ruins, the construction crews will resume the landscaping project.

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