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The Original Construction Watch: Building San Francisco

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Our Curbed NY siblings recently published some photos on the construction history of NYC, and it got us thinking about our own fair city's earliest days of building. People today complain that it takes forever to get anything built in San Francisco, and while the process is mindnumbingly slow, construction was once booming. Here now, historic photos of the some of the city's most recognizable structures in their very first days.