National Geographic : 1956 Aug
206 Strait-jacketed by the Sea, San Francisco Packs Its Life into 45 Square Miles Twin Peaks, 922 feet high, hump like islands in a sea of streets and homes (left). Golden Gate Park's rectangle, cloud-drifted, backs up against the Pacific Ocean. The Presidio, 1,542-acre military reservation, faces the Golden Gate. Rail yards, oil terminals, and docks line the Bay waterfront (foreground).