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1906 Dismantled: A Projection Re-Enacting The Great Fire onto Coit Tower

San Francisco Parks and Recreation, Mark Resources San Francisco and MIT

David Mark and Ben Wood, both graduates of the San Francisco Art Institute, in association with The City of San Francisco Recreation and Parks, will project a digital movie onto the South and West portions of Coit Tower the night of April 17, 2006, depicting the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire that destroyed much of San Francisco. The movie highlights the heroism of the San Francisco firefighters in containing the great fire, and will also feature their latest firefighting techniques, as well as the rebuilding of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. The movie will be reprojected on the night of April 18, 2006, as well as July 4, 2006. The movie presentation will be visible from North Beach, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill, China Town, and the north side of the Financial District. This movie exhibition has been approved by the City of San Francisco.

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April 17, 2006 beginning 7 pm. and running to 5:30 am, April 18. Again at 7 pm. April 18, 2006, to midnight. It will also be reprojected on July 4, 2006.


View the movie projection on the south and west portions of Coit Tower.
Coit Tower
1 Telegraph Hill
San Francisco, CA 94133


Coit Tower is a monument to the San Francisco Fire Department's firefighters for their heroic work in
containing the great fire that destroyed much of
San Francisco after the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.


Observers throughout North Beach, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill

Volunteer Opportunities

Crews for moving video equipment, cameras for recording event.


David Mark, 415-239-0230

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