San Francisco, California’s fourth most populous city with 875,000 residents, is a welcoming destination for returning guests and first-time visitors alike.
These facts and figures provided by the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau will help ATS 2022 International Conference attendees get to know this year’s host city before the premier respiratory health conference gets underway May 13-18 at Moscone Center.
- The city landscape includes 43 hills. Standing tall among them are Twin Peaks, at 910 feet and 903 feet; Nob Hill at 376 feet; Russian Hill at 294 feet; and Telegraph Hill at 248 feet.
- Manmade construction also takes the city to impressive heights. Sutro Tower, at 981 feet, is the tallest structure in San Francisco, while the Transamerica Pyramid is the tallest building at 853 feet.
- Nearly 41.5 million vehicles traverse the iconic Golden Gate Bridge each year. The crossing spans 1.7 miles.
- The Golden Gate Bridge takes its name from the Golden Gate Strait, which connects San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean.
- Legislation signed in 1996 designated an area in Golden Gate Park known as “the Grove” as the National AIDS Memorial. Giant ferns and rocks engraved in memory of those who have died of AIDS frame this sanctuary.
- The city motto is Oro en Paz, Fierro en Guerra, which translates to: Gold in Peace, Iron in War.
- Almost 30 miles of shoreline provide stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.
- Since 1990, the accordion has been the official musical instrument of San Francisco.
- Alcatraz Island is one of 12 islands within the city limits of San Francisco. Located 1.25 miles offshore, Alcatraz was the site of a federal prison from 1934 to 1963.
- In 1964, the National Park Service designated the city’s cable cars as a National Historic Landmark.
Register for ATS 2022
Register today for the ATS 2022 International Conference! Don’t miss this opportunity to take part in the in-person conference, May 13-18 in San Francisco. Join your colleagues to learn about the latest developments in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.