Posts Tagged ‘999’

OMG, It’s SecDefPalooza at Our Commonwealth Club! See George Shultz, William Perry, and Sam Nunn on February 23rd

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Well here it is, the big one.

Get your tickets now, if you’re you’re at all into this:

“The Commonwealth Club – The nation’s premier public affairs forum


George Shultz, former Secretary of State under President Reagan

William Perry, former Secretary of Defense under President Clinton

Sam Nunn, former U.S. Senator, Georgia (1972-96), Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative

Philip Taubman, Consulting Professor, Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation; Former New York Times Washington Bureau Chief; Author, The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb – Moderator

TITLE: The Nuclear Chessboard, 2012: Panel Discussion

DATE: Thursday, February 23, 2012

TIME: 5:15 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program

PLACE: Mark Hopkins Hotel, Peacock Court, 999 California Street, San Francisco

PRICE: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID). Premium (includes seating in first few rows): $45 standard, $30 members

ALSO: In association with Ploughshares Fund and Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and Freeman Spogli Institute For International Studies.”

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.