One of the biggest changes over the past decade is the removal of the overpass. Today, the Central Freeway dumps all traffic right on to Market Street, which has its own set of problems, but the overpass isn't missed. There's a much brighter sense of light in this area as a result.
This is a southerly view of the traffic on the Central Freeway as seen from the Gay & Lesbian Center where the Pride Kick-Off Party happened. You can see one of the last record shops in San Francisco, Grooves, across the street next to It's Tops Cafe.