“a recognized landmark worldwide”
Innovation and strength. Like Transamerica itself, the Transamerica Pyramid has become a recognized landmark worldwide that celebrates these attributes. It all began in 1968 when President John R. Beckett noticed that the trees in a city park - unlike the surrounding, box-like buildings - allowed natural light and fresh air to filter down to the streets below. Wishing to achieve the same effect with Transamerica's new headquarters, an unconventional pyramid shape was chosen for the building. The result: a refreshing openness that allowed access to the environment. The Transamerica Pyramid is now both a distinctive structure revered by San Franciscans and a landmark of international recognition. The tower has no public access except for the first floor lobby, thus visitors cannot ascend to the top for a panoramic view.
a great, iconic spot to see - but nothing really going on in the building, so don't bother making a trip there
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