2000.1.1401

28-Dec-87
10 in HIGH x 6.5 in WIDE
(25.40 cm HIGH x 16.51 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers
2000.1.1401


The Tribune photo, dated December 29, 1987, has the following caption on theback: "AFTER MORE THAN 12 YEARS, Oakland's downtown City Square is getting that sleek, post-modern look it has been striving for despite several setbacks due to economic cycles and development snags. Workmen put the finishing touches on the main entrance to City Square, while street and aerial views reveal the mosaic decor of the outdoor plaza, the Romanesque rotunda and the basilica-like porticos planned as entrances to a concourse of smart shops and restaurants." This is a slightly elevated view, showing, in addition to the above description, shrubbery in square planters having benches on each side, and a lone workman wearing a hard hat and walking toward the bottom edge at lower left.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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