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Transamerica Pyramid

600 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-2701
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  • Transamerica PyramidPro 2014
    Leigh Virkus
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    3 Jul 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.

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  • Transamerica PyramidPro 2014
    Ryan Windsor (Reserve123)
    5 Jun 30, 2014

    One of the most beautiful landmarks in downtown San Francisco. This iconic attraction is a good place to visit and photograph in the city.

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  • Transamerica PyramidPro 2014
    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    4 Oct 24, 2013

    A great landmark that must be visited if only for the photo opportunity. This building defines the financial district and the landscape of the city.

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  • Transamerica PyramidPro 2014
    Tammy Intrepid A.
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    4 Feb 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.

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    Ryan Fung
    4 Sep 21, 2012

    I've never been inside, but I see it all the time from the outside at various distances. When you get up close to it, there is a monitor that tells you its history and fun facts.

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    Thomas Underhill
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    4 Jul 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!

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    Wendy
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Transamerica Pyramid, located at 600 Montgomery Street is an 853 foot quartz-covered building with 50 habitable stories topped by a 220 foot aluminum spire.

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    Eric Chan
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Great place for an office, if you can afford it. Great views of the city from the inside looking out.

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    kevin mceneaney
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Cool looking building (i have worked in it) but thats all you can do. There is no observation floor as i see visitors to SF being turned away every five minutes asking if they can go upstairs. Its photographic for sure but thats it.

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    sftraveler
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    The one building that no matter how long I've lived in San Francisco will always demand a quick glance of awe for a few seconds.

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    James H
    5 May 27, 2013

    A beautiful skyscraper just down the street from the rental.

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    Lisa
    5 Aug 20, 2012

    Famous SF landmark.

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  • Transamerica PyramidPro 2014
    Ally Wu
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    What makes San Francisco skyline unique.

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    rubenporras
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Always cool to see. Take a photo!

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    Keane
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    An icon of the San Francisco skyline, the city would look very different without it.

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    Luke Hornof
    3 Dec 26, 2011
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    Kevin Picholo
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    4 Apr 05, 2012
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    3 Nov 06, 2011
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    5 Jan 22, 2013
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    Claudio Büttler
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    3 Apr 26, 2013
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4.0 out of 5
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Description

The Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, California serves as an iconic part of the city’s skyline. The skyscraper holds the record for height in the city and measures 850 feet high. Completed in 1972, the tower presents a distinctive appearance with the winged pyramid structure. While visitors cannot reach the top to enjoy the view, the building offers a virtual observation deck in the lobby ... read more
where visitors control the direction and view of the cameras mounted on the top of the spire. The cameras point in the four cardinal directions allowing visitors the flexibility to enjoy the view in any direction.

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