One spooked blogger wrote: "Am I the only one reminded of the Grim Reaper or the Ghost of Christmas Future? I saw these figures as angels of death even before they witnessed a horrific accident in 1986, when the crane working on an adjacent building collapsed into the street ... crushing several people in their cars."
Investment banker Jeff Hagan -- whose 23rd-floor office at 580 California offers him a front-row view of the statues -- says the figures also disturb him. "They're creepiest after dark. There are these black crows that fly around the building and nest inside the faces," he said. "Once I looked right through one face and saw this flutter inside. I called out 'Yah, what's that?' I finally got used to them."