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With its 260 meters, it has been the highest and most symbolic tower of the city for more than 45 years. It is as much a symbol of the city as the Golden Gate Bridge. However, at the time of the awarding of the competition in 1968, this innovative project by architect William Pereira was highly controversial. The public had a hard time accepting this futuristic and innovative shape. But the mayor at the time, Joseph Alioto, insisted that it be built. Criticism continued openly until 1972, during the construction: " This is anti-social architecture at its worst. A form of anarchy and disruption," wrote Johan Pastier, an architecture journalist in the Los Angeles Time. Today, however, San Francisco would not be what it is without its famous pyramid, even if it is no longer the city's tallest skyscraper, surpassed by the 326-meter Salesforce Tower inaugurated in January 2018 at 415 Mission Street in SoMa.

Today, the Transamerica Pyramid is no longer the headquarters of Transamerica Corporation, an American insurance (social, pension) and investment holding company. The pyramid tower now houses more than fifty different companies.

Please note that the pyramid is not open to the public. One can only admire from the outside this symbolic building that can be seen in many films and series. A camera on top of the pyramid allows you to see what is happening on the roofs of San Francisco live on the Kron4TV website.

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Members' reviews on TRANSAMERICA PYRAMID

6 reviews
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enzo612
3/5
Visited in may 2019
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Tour mythique de la ville
Malheureusement elle ne se visite pas. Mais rien ne vous empêche d'aller jusqu'à sa base, pour vous rendre compte qu'il s'agit vraiment d'une pyramide, même si beaucoup en doute à cause de son extrémité un peu évasée.
makicorse
4/5
Visited in may 2019
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Tour mytique
Cette tour aux formes étranges est un symbole de la ville. Située dans le quartier des affaires, il y est très sympa de se promener aux alentours. Dommage qu'elle ne se visite pas.
mariedo1952
4/5
Visited in june 2018
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C'est à Chinatown qu'on a la meilleure vue sur la Transamerica pyramid, le deuxième plus haut gratte ciel de la ville qu'on aperçoit de loin où qu'on soit. Mais de l'autre côté de la baie, on a une skyline parfaite de la ville avec ce gratte ciel
Ladygaby
4/5
Visited in august 2017
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Un beau bâtiment en forme de pyramide au coeur de la ville de San Francisco. Un contraste assez intéressant par rapport aux autres buildings.
@V
4/5
Visited in september 2015
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Tour symbole de la ville qui sert de point de repère
Manej
5/5
Visited in september 2015
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Effectivement bien seule dans les hauteurs, cette tour n'en demeure pas moins un beau bâtiment.

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