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Why is the Eichler Summit Building at 999 Green in Russian Hill so Ugly?

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Well here it is, the Joseph Eichler Summit, a somewhat Republican condo building at triple-nine Green Street near Jones.

The obvious question is this: why is it so ugly?

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And from the San Francisco Chronicle’s John King, via Google Search, we get an answer:

“From the 24th on up, each floor flares out one foot beyond the one below.”

“…it has a tired look. A bumpy one, too, as many owners enclosed their balconies to gain a few more feet of living space.”

So there you have it. The Taipei 101-style flaring + the random enclosures = ugly.