The remarkable building at the center of this photo currently houses Emporio Armani. It is officially known to the City as Landmark #132 built in 1910 by the firm of Bliss & Fraville. It anchors Grant Avenue, the seriously elegant shopping street that marks the eastern boundary of Union Square. I took this shot from the Four Seasons Hotel, an imposing highrise completed in January 2001 -- making it SF's first 21st Century skyscraper -- while attending a real estate roundtable. Given the morning's topic, I couldn't resist snapping a shot of one of the city's most perfectly scaled historic landmarks.
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