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Balboa Park

Balboa Park

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The main photo is the House of Hospitality, one of the many historical buildings in Balboa Park. The two-story structure completely razed in 1995 for reconstruction, which was completed in September 1997. This was necessary because the building had become unsafe, not meeting earthquake standards and other safety codes (Savety is a big issue in the U.S). The park houses many art and historical buildings, most famous of them all is the Botanical Garden building.

Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre (490 ha) urban cultural park in San Diego, California. In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation green belts, gardens and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. There are also many recreational facilities and several gift shops and restaurants. Placed in reserve in 1835, the park's site is one of the oldest in the United States dedicated to public recreational use. Today, Balboa Park is managed and maintained by the stewardship of the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of San Diego.

Named for the Spanish maritime explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa, the park hosted the 1915–16 Panama–California Exposition and 1935–36 California Pacific International Exposition, both of which left architectural landmarks. The park and its historic Exposition buildings were declared a National Historic Landmark and National Historic Landmark District in 1977, and placed on the National Registration of Historic Places.

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