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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 90%Business Travelers
- 70%History Buffs
- 59%Local Culture
- 55%Budget Travelers
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- Transamerica PyramidMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersArt & Design LoversJul 29, 2014
This well known landmark is the tallest skyscaper in the San Francisco skyline. The Pyramid Center houses two office buildings. In addition to offices, the more famous highrise contains a visitor center/gift shop (opened just a year ago) on the 48th floor & a cloistered Redwood Park with redwood trees, fountains, benches & a stage. The beacon on top of the building is lit on special occasions & can be seen all over the Bay Area. Note of interest: The building's pure whits facade is from crushed quartz.Recommended for:
- Transamerica PyramidMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 3Feb 16, 2013
As with almost anything in SF, the Pyramid was controversial when proposed and built. Eventually it was accepted, Herb Caen added it to his masthead with the top bent by one of the letters in his name, and now it's beloved and nearly as recognizable an icon of SF as the Golden Gate Bridge or cable cars. I was fortunate enough to briefly work there for a couple weeks, as vacation fill-in receptionist at a real estate developer's office, in December 1974 for the princely sum of 2 dollars an hour. Yep! But it gave me the opportunity to see a lot more of the Pyramid than most visitors or even residents see. It's a blast! After you shoot the iconic photo from Columbus Ave., enjoy the public park on its eastern side.
- Transamerica PyramidMember ofBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersFamily Travelers+ 3Jul 05, 2012
I had the privilege of working in a building next door to the pyramid (505 Sansome) so I was able to spend a lot of time here. This building's sheer size really puts things into perspective. Definitely worth visiting!
- Transamerica Pyramid