KRON: Senators float bill to name SF federal building after Feinstein

By Alex Baker

California’s two United States Senators introduced a bill Tuesday to rename a San Francisco federal building after the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein. The bill, introduced by Senators Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler (both D-Calif.), proposes that SF’s 50 United Nations Plaza Federal Building be renamed the “Senator Dianne Feinstein Federal Building.”

The building, a six-story, 350,000-square-foot structure, was constructed in 1936 and renovated in 2013. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to the US General Services Administration’s (GSA) regional headquarters for the Pacific Rim Region.

“Senator Feinstein was a relentless advocate for the people of California, dedicating her career to serving the Golden State and her beloved hometown of San Francisco,” said Sen. Padilla. “Renaming a federal building at the heart of the San Francisco Civic Center in her honor — just steps away from where she served as the first female mayor of San Francisco — commemorates her legacy of leading with strength and shattering barriers, a legacy that will inspire generations of Californians to come.”

“Senator Feinstein worked tirelessly for the people of California. Renaming the 50 United Nations Plaza Federal Building in her name honors the extraordinary legacy she left behind,” said Sen. Butler.

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