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My World #60: Transamerica Pyramid

15 Feb


The Transamerica Pyramid is the tallest and most recognizable skyscraper in San Francisco at 850 feet, designed by architect William Pereira. It’s address is 600 Montgomery Street.


The building’s facade is covered in crushed quartz, giving the building it’s pure white color. A glass pyramid cap sits at the top and encloses both aircraft warning light and seasonal white beacon.

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Posted by on February 15, 2010 in My World

 

30 responses to “My World #60: Transamerica Pyramid

  1. stine, Canada

    February 15, 2010 at 8:23 am

    You’ve taken these photos from such interesting angles, Well done!

     
  2. Randi, Sweden

    February 15, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Excellent shot! And a really beautiful building!
    Love the blue sky!

     
  3. Carver

    February 15, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Those are great shots of the impressive pyramid and I love how it looks juxtaposed against older buildings.

    Thanks for visiting mine and no I’m not off work today but am working from home. I hope you’re getting a holiday for President’s day.

     
  4. Rajesh

    February 15, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Magnificent architecture. Modern world pyramid.

     
  5. Sylvia Kirkwood

    February 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    What a fantastic pyramid of a building! Love the different angles of your photos — gives different perspectives, all fantastic! And what difference in it and the older buildings! The very white color is so marvelous against the blue sky! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

     
  6. Rajesh

    February 15, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Magnificent architecture. Modern day pyramid.

     
  7. Janice

    February 15, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Wow! That’s an impressive structure!

     
  8. Ebie

    February 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Its an iconic and landmark building. I have to come back one day to the bay area and it would be another interesting and adventurous road trip!

     
  9. Louise

    February 15, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Great shots! I love the moon, just visible in that blue, blue sky, in the first one! Have a good week. Greetings from Italy.

     
  10. Rob Inukshuk

    February 15, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Some great shots of a most unique and recognisable looking building. Didn’t recognise it in the first pic, but in the second one, I knew exactly where it was! I stood right there a few years back.

     
  11. marcia @joyismygoal in TX

    February 15, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    good shots i do love to do those looking up ones — but my favorite thing in thid post is the flat iron building next door:)

     
  12. Riet

    February 15, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    That is a beautiful building and you rpictures are wonderful.

     
  13. J Bar

    February 15, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Great shots.

     
  14. SusieOfArabia

    February 15, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    These are gorgeous shots of an amazing building! Well done!!! I love the moon in the first shot too.

     
  15. Jossie

    February 16, 2010 at 12:28 am

    What an impressing building. Great photo.

     
  16. Jossie

    February 16, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Impressing=impressive, of course!

     
  17. Brit Gal Sarah

    February 16, 2010 at 2:26 am

    That’s quite a building, I had never heard of it, great pics.

     
  18. zeal4adventure

    February 16, 2010 at 2:32 am

    San Francisco… my favorite city still. Lived there for a year and how you take things for granted then. Your post makes me nostalgic even if I was just in SF last year. 🙂

     
  19. Swarna

    February 16, 2010 at 4:08 am

    What an ‘isoceles’ kind of facade! It would be interesting to know the floor area ratios between the top and bottom! 🙂

     
  20. Japa

    February 16, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Impressive building, and good shots. Quite a landmark in that city, have seen only on photos, and again, now.

     
  21. carolynUSA

    February 16, 2010 at 6:37 am

    I love the perspective in the first photo, especially! And, I can see the moon up there too! Really amazing!

     
  22. Sistertex

    February 16, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Great stuff, I liked the last one a lot with the beautiful colors in the sky. All of them nice!

     
  23. ladyfi

    February 16, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Love the perspective of the first photo.. and of course, the last one in the sunset is magical too.

     
  24. eden

    February 16, 2010 at 9:35 am

    It’s beautiful! Love all your images especially the first one.

     
  25. SandyCarlson

    February 16, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Certainly does put a fine point on things! That is some building.

     
  26. docgelo

    February 16, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    i was fortunate to see this transamerica pyramid when we went to san franciso exactly a decade ago. ’twas nice seeing it again in your blog as beautiful as ever!

     
  27. JennJilks

    February 16, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Amazing shots! Mostly we’re just looking out at ice and snow around here! Wonderful photos! We’re having fun in My Muskoka playing on the ice!

     
  28. Denise

    February 16, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    That building is amazing and your photos are fantastic.

     
  29. Catherine

    February 18, 2010 at 5:07 am

    What a stunning piece of architecture!! great shots

     
  30. Louise

    February 20, 2010 at 3:13 am

    These are GREAT pictures!! I can’t pick a favorite; I love them all!

     

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