The Transamerica Pyramid San Francisco is an iconic image for San Francisco. It was designed by architect William Pereira. According to the architect, the pyramid is the ideal shape for skyscrapers, offering the practical advantage of letting more air and light in the adjacent streets.
The base of the building contains a total of 16,000 cubic yards of concrete and over 300 miles of steel rebar. Forty-eight stories or 850 feet tall, it was among the five tallest buildings in the world when it was completed in 1972. The building owes its sparkling white color to the layer of crushed quartz that covers the rest of the building.
Transamerica pyramid San Francisco is just a few miles away from the Adante Hotel at Union Square in San Francisco. Book directly on the Hotel’s Website for the lowest possible rates: http://www.adantehotel.com/reservations