Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco (USA) - 260 meter skyscraper in the shape of a pyramid
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600 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California, USA
Date of build
1969 - 1972
The building has 48 floors, and it has 18 lifts.
"Wings" near the apex, starting on the 29th floor, are necessary because elevators can not move diagonally. In the eastern wing there are elevators, while in the west wing there are stairs and a chimney that emits smoke.
Number of windows is 3 678.
The largest floor: the fifth - 21 025 ft²; the smallest floor: forty-eight - 2,025 deg.
Depth of excavations under the building: 52 feet.
At the top of the building, there is an observatory with four cameras set to four sides of the world, while in the main lobby there are four monitors showing views from these cameras for 24 hours daily.
The soaring top of the tower is 64.6 m high (212 ft).
The tallest building in America west of the Mississippi River, surpassed by 707 Wilshire Tower in Los Angeles.
Transamerica Pyramid was designed for the tallest building in the world, it was to reach 350.5 meters, but the city did not approve this project, because it would hide a great view of the bay Nob Hill.
Official website: http://www.pyramidcenter.com