Like the Coit Tower, the Transamerica Pyramid helps define San Francisco‘s skyline. When it was completed in 1972, the pyramid was the eighth tallest building in the world. Its concrete foundation is nine feet thick, poured around-the-clock for three days straight. The exterior of the building is covered in crushed quartz which gives it its light color. Although the Transamerica Corporation has moved their US headquarters from San Francisco to Baltimore, the iconic building continues to bear its name and remains a part of the company’s logo.
This photo of the Transamerica Pyramid was taken from Pier 7.
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