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Transamerica


As the tallest skyscraper in San Francisco, the Transamerica Pyramid is easily seen from any point in the city. Built by the Transamerica Corporation in 1972, the building has been owned by a Dutch insurance company since 1999. There are 48 floors of retail and office space in the almost 900-foot Transamerica Pyramid, which is located in the Montgomery Financial District.

Fun Fact: The pyramid is covered with crushed quartz, contributing to the building's gleaming white façade.

Photo source: Carol M. Highsmith

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