SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Downtown construction crews have unearthed the massive foundations of the old San Francisco City Hall destroyed in the disastrous 1906 earthquake.
The wreckage of the old City Hall and its 300-foot dome became a famous symbol of the quake.READ MORE: Thieves Target License Plates in San Francisco; Rack Up Parking Tickets
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that workers digging on Hyde Street near Fulton Street for a landscaping project found the City Hall ruins on Sept. 14.READ MORE: Stockton Woman Fatally Shot Over The Weekend
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 were finished documenting the ruins, the construction crews would resume the landscaping project.MORE NEWS: Massive Ash Cloud Turns Tonga Into Moonscape; Anxiety Mounts Among Bay Area Tongans
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