Report on a Plan for San Francisco

Report on a Plan for San Francisco

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...and the Mission parkway will command the most direct and imposing views of Twin Peaks and should be marked by terraces leading the eye to the summit. The southeastern and northern approaches are to be interrupted by terraces, which will be points of interest commanding a view of the peaks and of the city. Encircling the entire line of the hills there is to be a level conLEVEL tour drive, 600 feet above sea level, and where feasible on the CONTOUR high crests, one at 800 feet. These level contour roads will be DRIVE connected with the various approaches and with one another by easy grades and will be so arranged as to leave the peaks unscarred by cuts across the eastern side. They exemplify the treatment of the hills already described in the Introduction and will afford most interesting views of the city, the bay and the ocean. BERNAL HEIGHTS It is proposed to encircle this hill by a level contour roadway at an elevation of about 200 feet, approached, as shown on the plan, from the north, the west, the east, and the south. On the north, by those streets already existing, running through the heart of the Mission and united at the base of the hill in a square bounded by Twenty-sixth, Army, Mission and Howard streets. A winding roadway climbs the hill from the square, passing through successive terraces. On the west, from the hills southeast of Twin Peaks, by a road crossing Mission Boulevard on a bridge. On the east, from the Potrero, by a winding roadway starting from Potrero and Army streets. On the south by a roadway rising from the terminal of a viaduct across Islais creek. The treatment of the base and the streets abutting on it will be similar to that already described for the other hills. POTRERO HEIGHTS This hill it is proposed to encircle...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236594231
  • 9781236594235