At 21 stories and with a distinctive angled design and red and black color scheme, Shift apartments at 1501 Island Ave. is bringing a new look to San Diego’s East Village.

At 21 stories and with a distinctive angled design and red and black color scheme, Shift apartments at 1501 Island Ave. is bringing a new look to San Diego’s East Village. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

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