Gallery: Old San Francisco Mint to Become a Gorgeous Green Museum

HOK's strategy preserves the building's existing details, rather than directly juxtaposing new construction with the existing building in ways that damage its historic character.

Originally constructed in 1874, the San Francisco building was the second branch of the United States Mint. The building was designed by Alfred Mullet, who used a ‘floating’ foundation design which enabled the building to survive the earthquake, an approach which is still used to this day.


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