{{infobox city| |image = [[File:SanFierro-GTASA-montage.jpeg|300px]] |caption = From top left: San Fierro, [[Big Pointy Building]], [[Palisades]], a [[Tram]], [[Foster Valley]] and the [[Gant Bridge]]. |games = [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] |pop = 800,000 |state = [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]] |motto = }} [[File:SanFierro-GTASA-detailedmap.jpg|thumb|left|131px|A detailed map of San Fierro.]] '''San Fierro''', [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]] is the second city encountered by the [[Carl Johnson|protagonist]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], and is based on real-life [[wp:San Francisco, California|San Francisco, California]]. The name San Fierro translates to "Saint Iron" (who does not exist in any religion) while San Francisco's name translates to "Saint Francis", a Catholic saint. San Fierro is the smallest metropolitan area in San Andreas, but the most urbanized, and is situated on a peninsula on the western part of the state. South of the city lies the massive [[Mount Chiliad]] and the [[Whetstone]] county. To the north of the city, across the [[Gant Bridge]], a recreation of the famous Golden Gate Bridge, lies the town of [[Bayside]]. Northeast of the city lies the county of [[Tierra Robada]]. San Fierro is a moderately sized city with the beautiful [[San Fierro Bay]] to the north and [[The Panopticon]] to the east. There is a sizeable [[Avispa Country Club|country club]] complete with a golf course within San Fierro. San Fierro has [[Queens|a district]] marked by rainbow signs that is meant to emulate San Francisco's famous [[wp:The Castro, San Francisco, California|Castro District]], home to a sizeable gay population. The city bears visible scars of an earthquake, a likely reference to the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989, three years before the game takes place, though dialogue suggests that an earthquake has occurred just recently. The most obvious sign of the intense damage is the crumbled section of freeway lying to the immediate west of [[Garver Bridge]]'s San Fierro approach, which is an apparent emulation of the damage done to [[wp:California State Route 480|San Francisco's Embarcadero Freeway]] that is undergoing renovation, whose remnants could be seen for years after the earthquake. The freeway section does not seem to have any visible connection to the existing freeway, however. The city's infrastructure and buildings are not visibly damaged from the earthquake, the only such damage being in the Doherty area. ==Storyline== [[File:SanFierro-GTASA-map.jpg|left|thumb|130px|Street map of San Fierro.]] :''For previous story in Whetstone, see [[Whetstone#Events of GTA San Andreas|here]].'' After escaping Los Santos with [[Kendl Johnson|Kendl]], Cesar meets with Carl. Cesar finds an available street race with the mysterious [[Wu Zi Mu]]. Carl races Catalina's "new boyfriend" [[Claude]], for the ownership of a garage in San Fierro. Soon after, The Police discover The Truth's weed fields, and Carl flees to San Fierro with The Truth. [[File:Xoomer-GTASA-Doherty-exterior.jpg|thumb|250px|left|[[Carl Johnson|Carl Johnson's]] [[Doherty Garage]]]] Once there, Carl finds that all is wrong. The [[Doherty Garage|garage]] he won from Catalina is derelict, and he discovers the disturbing truth about the [[Loco Syndicate]], the crime organization responsible for the spread of drugs in Los Santos. The syndicate is run by [[Mike Toreno]], a shady person with a surprising background. [[T-Bone Mendez]], a [[San Fierro Rifa]], serves as the muscle of the organization, along with [[Ryder]], CJ's homie from [[Grove Street]], and [[Jizzy B.]], the biggest pimp in town. As he is investigating the Loco Syndicate, Carl also discovers that Wu Zi Mu (Woozie) is actually the head of a [[San Fierro Triads|San Fierro Triad]] gang, the Mountain Cloud Boys, who are in the midst of a war with the [[Da Nang Boys]], a Vietnamese crime organization. After many odd jobs and errands for multiple bosses, Carl, Woozie and Cesar decide to take down the Loco Syndicate from the inside. Carl first pays Jizzy a visit, offering Jizzy his services. Jizzy gives Carl some work, during which he meets [[T-Bone Mendez]] and [[Mike Toreno]]. After being sure that Jizzy didn't suspect him, Carl confronted him at the [[The Pleasure Domes Club|Pleasure Domes]] nightclub. A massive shootout was followed by a high-speed car chase, in which Jizzy was killed by Carl. Then, he heads down to [[Pier 69]], and kills T-Bone and Ryder in a massive shootout between [[San Fierro Triads|Triads]], San Fierro Rifa, Ballas, Carl and Cesar. Finally, Woozie informs him that Toreno is getting ready to leave in a helicopter, and Carl shoots him down with a rocket launcher. He then destroys the syndicate's crack lab in [[Doherty]], ending the Loco Syndicate once and for all. Carl then receives a mysterious call from a "friend" who claims knowledge of Sweet's whereabouts, prompting him to head out to the desert, to find none other than Mike Toreno. From there, a new chapter in the San Andreas storyline unfolds. ==Districts== [[File:ChinatownSanFierro-GTASA.jpg|thumb|right|250px|[[Chinatown, San Fierro|Chinatown]]]] [[File:Palisades-GTASA.jpg|thumb|250px|right|The [[Palisades]] district]] Many of San Fierro's districts are re-imaginings of real neighborhoods in San Francisco: * [[Battery Point]] - [[:wp:Fort Point, San Francisco|Fort Point]] * [[Juniper Hollow]] - [[:wp:Neighborhoods in San Francisco#Cow_Hollow|Cow Hollow]] * [[Paradiso]] - [[:wp:Neighborhoods in San Francisco#The Presidio|The Presidio]] * [[Esplanade North]] - [[:wp:Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco|Fisherman's Wharf]] * [[Esplanade East]] - [[:wp:Embarcadero (San Francisco)|Embarcadero]] * [[Downtown San Fierro|Downtown]]/[[Financial]] - [[:wp:Financial District, San Francisco|Financial District]] * [[Calton Heights]] - [[:wp:Pacific Heights, San Francisco|Pacific Heights]] * [[Chinatown, San Fierro|Chinatown]] - [[:wp:Chinatown, San Francisco|Chinatown]] * [[Juniper Hill]] - [[:wp:Russian Hill, San Francisco|Russian Hill]] * [[Palisades]] - [[:wp:Neighborhoods in San Francisco#Presidio_Heights|Presidio Heights]] * [[Santa Flora]] - [[:wp:Twin Peaks (San Francisco, California)|Twin Peaks]] * [[San Fierro City Hall|City Hall]] - [[:wp:San Francisco City Hall|City Hall]]/[[wp:Civic Center, San Francisco|Civic Center]] * [[Queens]] - [[:wp:The Castro, San Francisco|The Castro]] * [[King's]] - [[:wp:Noe Valley, San Francisco|Noe Valley]] (and Pierre Valley) * [[Easter Basin]] - [[:wp:Neighbourhoods in San Francisco#China Basin|China Basin]]/[[wp:Bayview-Hunters Point, San Francisco|Hunters Point]] * [[Doherty]] - [[:wp:Dogpatch, San Francisco, California|Dogpatch]] * [[Garcia]] - [[:wp:Mission District, San Francisco, California|The Mission]] * [[Hashbury]] - [[:wp:Haight-Ashbury|Haight-Ashbury]] * [[Ocean Flats]] - [[:wp:Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California|Ocean Beach]] * [[Avispa Country Club]] - [[:wp:Cliff House, San Francisco|Cliff House]] * [[Missionary Hill]] - [[:wp:Mount Sutro|Mount Sutro]] * [[Foster Valley]] - [[:wp:Foster City, California|Foster City/Peninsula]] * [[Easter Bay Airport]] - [[:wp:San Francisco International Airport|San Francisco International Airport]] ==Landmarks== [[File:GantBridge-GTASA-sunrise.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Sunrise over [[Gant Bridge]].]] [[File:BigPointyBuilding-GTASA-top.jpg|thumb|200px|right|[[Big Pointy Building]]]] [[File:WindyWindyWindyWindyStreet-GTASA.jpg|thumb|200px|right|[[Windy Windy Windy Windy Street]]]] As with every other city in the GTA world, many landmarks in San Fierro are based on real life: * The [[:wp:Golden Gate Bridge|Golden Gate Bridge]] makes an appearance as the [[Gant Bridge]]. This bridge links San Fierro and the town of Bayside. The bridge appears to have functioning [[Tollbooths|tollbooths]], as evidenced by the fact that cars heading into San Fierro stop at the toll plaza. However, the player is apparently immune to the toll, not having to pay it. Gant Bridge extends over [[San Fierro Bay]], which is a re-creation of [[wp:San Francisco Bay|San Francisco Bay]], and physically separates San Fierro from [[Bayside]] and [[Tierra Robada]]. * The [[wp:San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge|San Francisco Bay Bridge]] makes an appearance as the [[Garver Bridge]]. This bridge links San Fierro and [[Tierra Robada]] near [[Las Venturas]]. Alongside the Garver Bridge is the [[Kincaid Bridge]], which is modeled after the Forth Rail Bridge, which itself sits beside the Forth Road Bridge outside Edinburgh, Scotland. This may also be a reference to the home of ''Rockstar North'', where the original bridges are located. The Forth Road Bridge and the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge look remarkably similar. * The [[wp:Transamerica Pyramid|Transamerica Pyramid]] is re-created as the [[Big Pointy Building]], the base of the building surrounded by somewhat humorous signs. One can travel to the top for a bird's eye view of San Fierro. One [[Parachute|parachute]] (and only one, so exercise caution) is provided, in case players have the urge to jump off. * [[:wp:Lombard Street (San Francisco)|Lombard Street]], known as the "crookedest street", appears as [[Windy Windy Windy Windy Street]] in San Fierro's [[Calton Heights]]. * [[:wp:Fort Point, San Francisco|Fort Point]] makes an appearance as [[Battery Point]] in the game, which sits underneath [[Gant Bridge]]. However, the fort has been taken over by the pimp [[Jizzy B.]], and is known as [[The Pleasure Domes Club]]. * The [[:wp:Castro District, San Francisco|Castro district]] is emulated as "[[Queens]]", a tongue-in-cheek reference to the neighborhood as being the heart of San Francisco's gay community. * [[San Fierro City Hall]], based on the Beaux-Arts styled [[wp:San Francisco City Hall|San Francisco City Hall]], is located at the west end of [[Queens]]. * A replica of Mount Sutro's radio antenna ([[wp:Sutro Tower|Sutro Tower]]) is located atop [[Missionary Hill]], at the south end of San Fierro. An observation area is located nearby, offering a pristine view of the city's southern side. * [[Foster Valley]], located between [[Missionary Hill]] and [[Easter Bay Airport]], may be inspired from planned cities such as Foster City (which may explain the origin of the name as well). The contemporary buildings in the area, as well as a row of identical cylindrical buildings along an artificial lake, mildly resemble Oracle Corporation's World Headquarters at Redwood Shores, Redwood City, which is, coincidentally, also located near Foster City. ===Other Landmarks=== *[[:wp:Forth Railway Bridge|Forth Bridge]] *[[:wp:Ferry Building|Ferry Building]] *[[:wp:Grace Cathedral, San Francisco|Grace Cathedral]] *[[:wp:Golden Gate Park|Golden Gate Park]] *[[:wp:Fort Mason|Fort Mason]] *[[:wp:Presidio of San Francisco|Presidio of San Francisco]] *[[:wp:Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption|Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption]] *[[:wp:San Francisco Opera|San Francisco Opera]] *[[:wp:San Francisco cable car system|San Francisco cable car system]] *[[:wp:Great Highway|Great Highway]] ==Public transport== [[File:Tram-GTASA-front.jpg|thumb|200px|right|The cable car passing between the [[Calton Heights]] and [[Chinatown, San Fierro|Chinatown]] districts]] Although cars are prominent, there are cable cars ([[Tram|trams]]) that circle San Fierro. No one is, however, unable to ride them, as they are literally unstoppable and will plow through any obstacle without incurring damage. The [[Brown Streak]] Railroad stops at Doherty's [[Cranberry Station]] across from the [[Doherty Garage]]. The [[Easter Bay International Airport|Easter Bay Airport]] is located at the southeast of the city from the [[Garver Bridge]] approach. ==Weather== San Fierro's atmosphere appears to be cooler than the rest of the state. The city commonly experiences rainstorms. These, combined with the frequent late-night and early-morning fog, can make driving and flying difficult because of reduced visibility. To further complicate the city's weather patterns, the [[Tierra Robada]] sandstorms occasionally blow into the northeastern parts of San Fierro, making flying near the Garver Bridge and [[Downtown San Fierro|Downtown]] skyline extremely treacherous. ==Notable residents== * [[Carl Johnson]] * [[Claude]] (? - 1992) * [[Jizzy B.]] (? - 1992) * [[T-Bone Mendez]] (? - 1992) * [[Wu Zi Mu]] * [[Dwaine]] * [[Jethro]] * Daniel Lamb, the protagonist of [[Rockstar Games]]' Manhunt 2 is also originally from San Fierro. ([[1963]] - ?) * [[Katie Zhan]] * [[Chris Cummings]] is originally from San Fierro. * [[Michael Hunt]] ==Sports Teams== San Fierro is home to the football team, the [[San Fierro 69ers]], a double entendre referring to both the San Francisco 49ers and the "[[69]]" sexual position. In a crude reference to anal sex, the city's baseball team, the [[San Fierro Packers]], which is based off the [[wp:San Francisco Giants|San Francisco Giants]], is sponsored by none other than Fierro Fudge. == Trivia == *A notable landmark that has a resemblance to Alcatraz was going to appear in the game but was deleted for unknown reasons. The map at Toreno's [[Mike Toreno's Ranch|ranch]] and [[Lil' Probe'Inn]] shows a sizeable island off the coast of San Fierro. *The city exists in the [[GTA IV era]] as noted by the birthplace of many people in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and as it is mentioned by many characters. *Daniel Lamb, protagonist of [[Manhunt 2]], was born in San Fierro. *[[Bernie Crane]] (Florian Cravic) mentions to [[Niko Bellic]] that he wants to move to San Fierro with Deputy Mayor [[Bryce Dawkins]] because homosexuals are welcome there. *[[Lola Del Rio]] was born in San Fierro. {{GTASA}} {{GTA}} [[de:San Fierro]] [[es:San Fierro]] [[fi:San Fierro]] [[fr:San Fierro]] [[it:San Fierro]] [[nl:San Fierro]] [[pl:San Fierro]] [[pt:San Fierro]] [[Category:Locations]] [[Category:Cities]] [[Category:Locations in GTA San Andreas]] [[Category:GTA San Andreas]]

Kurowski Station

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Portland El station

Station information
Service Portland El
Transfer Liberty City Subway at Portland
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Borough Portland
Next north Rothwell
Next south Baillie

Kurowski Station is an elevated station on the Portland El in Portland, Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. It is located in Portland's Chinatown neighborhood, above the waterfront promenade, parallel to the Staunton Island docks in Newport. The station is notable for its number of accessways, totaling three: two staircases located along the waterfront promenade and one located in a plaza, connected to the station by a long pedestrian bridge over a major road. The station is in close proximity to Portland subway station, a stop on the Liberty City Subway.

Kurowski Station is the only elevated station station in GTA III to have pedestrians walking on the platform. However, if a train is waiting at the station and a pedestrian attempts to walk through one of the trains' doors, the pedestrian dies. It is unknown if this is a glitch or purposely done.

Like other stations in the city, the station is originally unnamed in GTA III. The station's name was later retconned as "Kurowski Station" in GTA Liberty City Stories, being likely to have been named after Paul Kurowski, one of the writers for GTA III.