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|600 Montgomery Street|
San Francisco CA United States
| - office|
| - retail|
| - highrise|
| - futurism|
| ||Heights|| ||Value||Source / Comments|| |
|Base of spire||641 ft||TAPyramid.com|
|Foundation height||9 ft||TAPyramid.com|
|Excavation depth||-52 ft||TAPyramid.com|
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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