SAN FRANCISCO - GS : USA - CA

*Location:

   Gazebo
   Ghirardelli Square
   North Point Street between Larkin and
     Polk Streets
   San Francisco, California, USA
   LL: N 37.80579, W 122.42252
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Ghirardelli Square Management Office
   900 North Point Street, Suite E100
   San Francisco, CA  94109-1192
   T: (415)775-5500   F: (415)775-0912
   E: Webform, ghirardellisq.com

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Added semitones are flat 7th and
   sharp 4th.  Controls and installation by
   Maas-Rowe.  Prior reports of 15 bells
   were wrong.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     G D   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   2 bells were recast or replaced in 1987
     by Taylor      
   Prior history:
     In 1986, the complete instrument of 14 bells was installed
       with bells made by Taylor      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1987
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The commercial Website has no photos, but the directory PDF (under Visitor Info) has a drawing of the whole Square; the Gazebo is the octagonal roof not far from the Clock Tower.

A tour page offers a panoramic view over the Square; the Gazebo is visible.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in CA.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 19-Aug-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/08/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/08/05
*Photos:

(none available)


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