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San Francisco - Westfield Mall - Bloomingdales

An American Cathedral. The Emporium dome outside Bloomingdale's in Westfield Mall in San Francisco.


"Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.” Le Corbusier


"The ornate, majestic flagship location at 835 Market Street, between 4th and 5th Streets, was a destination for generations of Northern California shoppers. It was designed by San Francisco architect Albert Pissis, one of the first Americans to be trained at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. It withstood the 1906 earthquake, but was destroyed by the subsequent fire and rebuilt in 1908. Many additions and renovations were added in the decades following.[2][3]


. . . in 1996, while after a decade of negotiation, bureacratic red tape and intense physical reconstruction, the original Emporium Capwell flagship on Market Street re-opened on September 28, 2006 as an expansion of the adjoining Westfield San Francisco Centre which features a new Bloomingdale's (see below), the second-largest in the chain after its Manhattan flagship." source wikipedia


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Taken on July 8, 2007