Making Progress: 180 Seismic Projects in 20 Years
The City and County of San Francisco has completed 180 seismic retrofits or total replacements of public
facilities in the 20 years since the Loma Prieta earthquake struck October 17, 1989. These range from
small but critical pump stations and transmission mains to essential facilities like police and fire stations
and the 911 Emergency Operations Center, and signature properties such as City Hall; the Ferry Building;
the Main Library; the Academy of Sciences, Asian Art, and DeYoung Museums; and the International
Terminal at SFO.