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Changes In San Francisco since 1977 Concerning Things Mentioned In The Book

In 2006 the Holiday Inn became a Hilton. 

In 1998 Bank of America merged with NationsBank and moved its headquarters to Bank of America Corporate Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2005 a new owner changed the name of San Francisco’s Bank of America tower to “555 California Street”.

Technically, the TransAmerica Pyramid is taller than the Bank Of America tower. However, the Pyramid has a 212-foot, uninhabited spire and thus only 48 inhabited floors—fewer than the 52 for the Bank of America. In 2018 both were dwarfed by the Salesforce Tower.

Little Joe’s later moved from Columbus Avenue to Broadway.

In 1979, the Halloween parade was moved from Polk Street to the Castro district, which had become a major center of gay culture.

PSA are the initials for Pacific Southwest Airlines. A year later, one of its planes, with the company’s trademark smile painted under its nose, was caught on camera, its wings on fire, as it plummeted to the ground, killing all onboard. A decade later, after a disgruntled employee purposely crashed a PSA plane, also killing all on board, the airline went out of business.

In March 1, 2003, most of the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s functions were transferred to three new entities–U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)–within the newly created Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as part of a major government reorganization following the September 11 attacks of 2001.

Louie’s of Grant Avenue restaurant was a 1970s San Francisco Chinatown landmark that has since fallen, without a trace, into the lowest level of God’s consciousness.