Thursday, January 24, 2013

Skywatch Friday - Transamerica Pyramid

When I see the TransAmerica Building in the distance, there is no mistake I am in San Francisco.

According to Wikipedia, construction was finished in 1972 and at one-time it was one of the tallest buildings west of the Mississippi. It has 48 floors and in the past, visitors could go as high as the 27th floor to look out its windows.

Even the shrubery outside the building is shaped like a pyramid.

Happy Skywatch Friday!

- Karen

19 comments:

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Beautiful. I love San Fracisco.

Jim said...

It's a marvel. Cute bonsai.
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uberrhund said...

Nice captures! I too love San Francisco, that second shot is vertigo inducing!

Louis la Vache said...

Nice framing of the photo, Karen, with the Alcoa building in the image. The geometry of the steel bracing on the Alcoa building compliments the geometry of the Transamerica pyramid.

The Transamerica Insurance company was founded by Italian immigrant A.P. Giannini, who also founded Bank of America.

cocomino said...

What an unique building It make the city fun :)

Jidhu Jose said...

beautiful clicks

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eileeninmd said...

Great shots, it is a cool looking building! Happy Skywatching!

llandudnopictures said...

Gorgeous symmetry, set off perfectly against that perfect sky!

llandudnopictures said...

Gorgeous symmetry, set off perfectly against that perfect sky!

toemail said...

Nice shots!

Filip and Kristel said...

The most beautiful building of San Francisco but don't walk there at night.

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Filip

Photo Cache said...

It's a sight to behold.

colleen said...

Impressive, especially the second shot. Sharp!
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Spare Parts and Pics said...

An iconic building, well photographed.

lina said...

That is sure one outstanding building! :)

Emm in London said...

What beautiful blue skies! Of course, the true star of this post is the building. It's really gorgeous and not entirely unlike the Shard. It looks a lot taller than 48 floors, doesn't it?

Judy Haughton-James said...

Awesome structure!

Jana said...

lovely spotted+compared! I have never been to SF...

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Did you know it is the one building in San Francisco that never has a vacancy, despite its high rents it is so desired the office space is rented the instant it comes on the market. It is a "green" building too.