Pyramid in a Sea of Rectangles
600 Montgomery St
(at Columbus Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94111
This giant pyramid-shaped building is arguably the most recognizable skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline. It is 853-feet tall and comprises 48 floors; starting from the bottom, each floor gets smaller in square footage--the largest floor (5th) is 21,025 square feet, while the smallest floor (48th) is 2,025 square feet. The building was originally owned by the Transamerica Insurance and Investment Group, who, when they began building the structure in 1969, decided to construct their headquarters using a unique shape because it allowed more natural light to reach the streets below than conventional, rectangular-shaped skyscrapers.
Nearest Train or Bus:
MUNI BUS: 41; BART: Montgomery Street Station
Best Modes of Transportation: Bus Walking
Parking Availability: Limited
Notes: Limited metered street parking is available in the area.
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