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Transamerica Pyramid

600 Montgomery Street
San Francisco CA United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1969
  Finished1972
Floor Count48
Building Uses
 - office
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - futurism

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof853 ftTAPyramid.com
Base of spire641 ftTAPyramid.com
Foundation height9 ftTAPyramid.com
Excavation depth-52 ftTAPyramid.com

Description
The "wings" projecting from the sides of the building contain elevator shafts and stairwells, the wings start at the 29th floor.

The Transamerica Pyramid has 3,678 windows and 16,000 cubic yards of concrete. It takes one month to wash all 3,678 windows.

Transamerica Corp. wanted to build the Transamerica Pyramid 1,150 feet high, but the city planning commission would not approve because it would block views of the San Francisco bay from Nob Hill.

The tower opened in the summer of 1972. It was the world's seventh tallest building when built.

Exavation started on the Transamerica Pyramid in December 1969, the first steel beam was placed in November 1970.

Even though the Transamerica Pyramid isnt the headquarters for Transamerica, the companies logo is the tower.

Base width: 53.3 m (TAPyramid.com)

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William L. Pereira & Associates - Architect
  
  

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