At only 47 square miles, San Francisco is one of the most compact cities in the nation. But despite its size, it’s still home to one of the nation’s largest urban parks: Golden Gate Park. At three miles long and a half mile wide, the park covers 1,017 acres and features trails, sports fields, gardens, and playgrounds. In order to better express the park’s true size, we used mapping tool MAPfrappe to draw an outline around Golden Gate Park, which we could then move anywhere around the globe. This special tool adjusted our outline’s shape to account for Google Maps’ Mercator Projection distortions, which means the size of the outline remained accurate.
If you were wondering how many 10×10 storage units you’d need to store Golden Gate Park (these are the things we think about here at SpareFoot) well, that would be 4,460,544 units. And as the average price of a 10×10 storage unit in San Francisco is $219, you could expect to pay $976,859,136 in monthly rental fees — and you thought your rent was getting bad.
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