The San Francisco Chronicle building, designed in 1890 by Chicago architects Burnham and Root, was the very first sky scraper on the West Coast. For the time, it was an architectural marvel featuring the world’s largest clock and planned seismic bracing. Since that day, the raw and natural landscapes of the Bay Area have attracted artists and architects and inspired such creations such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Conservatory of Flowers! Come see the historic and cutting edge buildings that define the Bay Area, learn about their history and design, and hear fascinating stories along the way. This tour is great for architecture enthusiasts as well as people that wouldn’t know the difference between a bungalow and box. We will see unforgettable buildings, structures and open spaces.