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Transamerica Pyramid

Transamerica Pyramid
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Type of Attraction
Buildings & Monuments
Interests That Apply
Architecture, Engineering, Photography, Local Culture
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch
Restrooms: Not Available
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Transamerica Pyramid

Pyramid in a Sea of Rectangles

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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.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: The building is available to view at any time; the visitor's lobby is open during regular business hours, 7am-7pm, Mon-Fri.
Visit Time: 30min-1hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Indoor with climate control.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: All Ages
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


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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