A Square is Born
Face-lift at SF’s most historic plaza has everything feeling like good old days
With the St. Francis in the background, Union Square was packed Thursday as it reopened after more than 18 months and $25 million in public and privately funded renovations. Chronicle photo by Chris Hardy
KEVIN FAGAN, San Francisco Chronicle, 07.26.02
The chatting crowds were back. Clowns and the famous mime were back. And for one gloriously sunny afternoon, even that old fun-time lunchtime magic was back at San Francisco’s Union Square.
The historic plaza reopened Thursday, and with all the hoopla of entertainment, speechifying politicians and celebrities, it seemed like the 1970s heyday all over again… more