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Address: 600 Montgomery Street at Washington Street, Financial District, San Francisco, CA 94111
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Located in downtown San Francisco, this building, shaped like a pyramid, is...

Located in downtown San Francisco, this building, shaped like a pyramid, is a well-known symbol of the city skyline.

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Iconic building

Amazing architecture and great to use as a reference point, should you ever get lost. Its a shame they don't have an observation platform, though.

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Edinburgh
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing architecture and great to use as a reference point, should you ever get lost. Its a shame they don't have an observation platform, though.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're in the area, stop over and check out the base of the pyramid. It's such a symbol from outside the city, but it's a nice perspective to be at the base of it.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was not loved when it was first built, but now is an icon. The redwood park next to it is a very sweet spot.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Transamerica Pyramid is located in Chinatown, and it's a very easy building to spot because of it's unique architecture. If you go into the lobby there is a rotating art exhibit, but not much else to see.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have seen the building many times from a distance. On this trio I was able to walk around it and get a better appreciation for the architectural wonder it is. Worth a look just because it is so iconic.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

If there's one building you will recognize from a plane it's the Pyramid. Since 1972 it gave shape to the skyline of SF. The architecture of this building remains for me very distinctive from a lot of newer skyscrapers!

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Albuquerque NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Although this is an iconic building on the San Francisco skyline, unfortunately visitors are not allowed up the building. Too bad the observation deck on the 27th floor was closed in 2001. Unfortunately this building is not worth visiting; there are much better sights for tourists.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This is the building that we associate with San Francisco, beyond the Golden Gate, this is probably the most iconic structure. It is indeed marvelous architecture, worth looking at from its different angles and a can't miss if you are strolling the FiDi (Financial District).

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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I was really impressed with the architecture. You can use this as a reference point if you ever get lost because it's unmistakable with any other buildings in the area.

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

I found that this building was at it loveliest in the evening when looking down from the area heading towards Coit Tower. As others have said here, New York has its Empire State Building, San Francisco has the Pyramid which is a great orientation tool for touring the city.

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The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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