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Transamerica Pyramid

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Address: 600 Montgomery Street at Washington Street, Financial District, San Francisco, CA 94111
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+1 415-983-4000

Located in downtown San Francisco, this building, shaped like a pyramid, is...

Located in downtown San Francisco, this building, shaped like a pyramid, is a well-known symbol of the city skyline.

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San Francisco landmark

I have seen the building many times from a distance. On this trio I was able to walk around it and get a better appreciation for the architectural wonder it is. Worth a look... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have seen the building many times from a distance. On this trio I was able to walk around it and get a better appreciation for the architectural wonder it is. Worth a look just because it is so iconic.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

If there's one building you will recognize from a plane it's the Pyramid. Since 1972 it gave shape to the skyline of SF. The architecture of this building remains for me very distinctive from a lot of newer skyscrapers!

Thank dutchy-abroad
Albuquerque NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Although this is an iconic building on the San Francisco skyline, unfortunately visitors are not allowed up the building. Too bad the observation deck on the 27th floor was closed in 2001. Unfortunately this building is not worth visiting; there are much better sights for tourists.

Thank vacationmanic
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This is the building that we associate with San Francisco, beyond the Golden Gate, this is probably the most iconic structure. It is indeed marvelous architecture, worth looking at from its different angles and a can't miss if you are strolling the FiDi (Financial District).

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I was really impressed with the architecture. You can use this as a reference point if you ever get lost because it's unmistakable with any other buildings in the area.

Thank Sean B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I found that this building was at it loveliest in the evening when looking down from the area heading towards Coit Tower. As others have said here, New York has its Empire State Building, San Francisco has the Pyramid which is a great orientation tool for touring the city.

Thank 45DegreesNorth
Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 765 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

What's the Empire State for NY, that's the Pyramid for SF. Modern high rise that's easily distinguished on SF panorama. Fabulous building, easily seen from everywhere and orientation point.

Thank B1714D
Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The San Francisco skyline has some pretty impressive buildings, but this one really stands out, day and night. Not really an activity, just part of a stunning cityscape.

Thank The_Gilberts_SAUK
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

To many San Francisco represents a wonderful city with quality older buildings; this is an amazing structure than can be seen from everywhere and shows a newer style of architecture

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Pretty on the outside but unremarkable on the inside like most supermodels. My woman used to work up in there.

Thank Alzor S

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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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