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Transamerica Pyramid

Location:

San Francisco, CA

Client:

Transamerica Corp.

Architect:

William L. Pereira Assoc.

Office:

SF

Project size:

702,084 sqft

Date Completed:

1972

The Transamerica Building is one of the most iconic structures in the San Francisco skyline. The 48-story pyramid is easily recognizable from many locations around the city and from across the San Francisco Bay. Currently the tallest building in San Francisco, it will by surpassed by Hathaway Dinwiddie’s current Transbay Tower project upon completion. The Transamerica Building was built by HDCCo in 1972. The unique design by architect William L. Pereira Associates allows more natural light to filter to the streets below than its neighboring towers.