San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts Reopens

San Francisco’s newly restored Palace of Fine Arts reopens this morning after a $20 million restoration project. Crews spent six years repairing the dome, giving the rotunda a seismic upgrade, and restoring the pond and the landscaping. The Palace was built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, but wasn’t intended to last more than a year.

This aired on KQED News on 1/14/11.

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Molly Samuel

Molly joined KQED as an intern in 2007, and since then has worked here as a reporter, producer, director and blogger. Molly has also reported for NPR, KALW and High Country News, and has produced audio stories for The Encyclopedia of Life and the Oakland Museum of California. She has a degree in Ancient Greek from Oberlin College and is a co-founder of the record label True Panther Sounds.

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