Bush is continuing the idiocy w/
NMD and Net-Centric
Downtown San Francisco
Posted on: Thursday, 11 November 2004, 08:15
San Francisco is one of the largest cities in the United States.
quarters of a million people live within the city proper,
with about seven
million within the broader metropolitian area.
The city predates the gold rush
of 1849, but as a port city on the way
to the California gold fields, San
Francisco saw explosive
population growth after the first discoveries were
By 1869, it was connected to the Eastern cities by railroad, and at
one of the ten largest cities in the United States despite
being a full thousand
miles or more west of “the frontier.” It remains a
premier city of the United States.
IKONOS satellite took this unusual
oblique-angle image of the city’s financial district.
By aiming its sensors
off nadir, IKONOS was able to capture a sense
of the city’s tall
skyscrapers: a unique perspective on a unique city.