Transamerica Building

William Pereira
1972



Skyline identity has often been important to the designers of (and those commissioning) skyscrapers. This pyramid with flared wings has become the advertising logo of its owners. At 853 feet, it is the tallest commercial building in San Francisco.

 
 
The base is supported by a web of diagonal trusses.

 

Views of the base

 




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