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A Look at Before and After The Embarcadero Freeway Came Down

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Current mood: extremely thankful for how the Embarcadero looks today versus how it did in the past.

Photos from the San Francisco Planning Department

And again in 1982:

This photo shows the freeway from the Hyatt Regency in 1988, as well as the Vaillancourt Fountains:

Additionally, there are some pretty cool old-school videos taken while driving on the freeway, like this one from the 80s:

As well as this awesome timelapse from the movie Koyaanisqatsi:

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Jenna Homen

Jenna Homen

A Bay Area native, Jenna used to live in San Francisco and spent large amounts of her time ruminating on the happenings, history, and idiosyncrasies of San Francisco.

1 Comment

  1. FLL
    August 11, 2022 at 5:22 pm — Reply

    Those of us who insisted that the freeway be torn down were called NIMBY’s.

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