- The tree-lined, freshly cut lawn of Civic Center Plaza is surrounded by some of the city's most important institutions. City Hall, retrofitted and gilded in 1999, houses the mayor's office, the Board of Supervisors chambers and a number of other government offices. The nearby Veteran's Building contains the Herbst Theater and a 1,000-seat lecture hall. On the corner of Gough and Van Ness is the modern Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, home of the San Francisco Symphony.
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