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San Francisco Ferry Building Wins National Distinction

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San Francisco Ferry Building (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – San Francisco’s Ferry Building has been honored as one of America’s Ten Great Public Spaces for 2010.

The Ferry Building, a nationally registered historic landmark, is bustling just as it was during its heyday in the 1930s.

“In the 1930’s this was actually the second-most traveled transportation hub in the world,” said Darci Cremen with the American Planning Association

KCBS’ Margie Shafer Reports:

Deputy Director of the Port of San Francisco, Byron Rhett says it took a unique concept to develop the Embarcadero and connect the ballpark and Fisherman’s Wharf.”They made a decision to choose a development that actually offered less money than some of the other developments that were proposed, but was the best idea for conversion of the Ferry Building, and bringing the public back to the waterfront,” said Rhett.Today, the building is home to a popular farmers market and once again filled with commuters, with ferry boat service shuttling hundreds of passengers daily.

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