Tuesday, 3 January 2012

San Francisco Tour - TransAmerica Pyramid

While soon the TransAmerica Pyramid was fabricate in 1972, the skyscraper's exclusive shadow made it an iconic San Francisco attraction. Before its conclusion though lots of people were conflicting to the building of the tower.Once the tactics for the new headoffice of the TransAmerica Company were make public in 1969 lots of of San Francisco's resident different the construction of the proposed office building. Most people declare that the futuristic pyramid-shaped skyscraper wouldn't fit in the city of San Francisco, which is better known for its scenic wooden Victorian houses than for its skyscrapers.
The Transamerica Pyramid is the tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline and one of its most iconic. Even though the buildings no longer house the head office of the Transamerica conglomerate, it is still powerfully connected with the company and is portray in the company's logo. Planned by designer William Pereira and built by Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company, at 260 m (850 ft), upon finishing in 1972 it was amid the five tallest constructions in the world.
According to the designer, William L. Pereira, the pyramid is the ideal shape for skyscrapers, offering the sensible improvement of leasing many air and light in the neighboring streets. The building would, he thought, be a statement of architectural sculpture. In the end, he turned out right. Not only does it have the appearance of a modern sculpt memorial, but if you glance at the Transamerica Pyramid now, it also seems as if it was made to be built in San Francisco. From an economical point of view, a pyramid is not an proficient construction in terms of surface.
The upper floors are very small and since there is a minimum of space wanted for elevators, tragedy stairway and so on, the gain of useable gap is very low. This is fundamentally the main reason such a shape is infrequently used. The TransAmerica Pyramid was complete in 1972 and having a height of 260 meters (853ft), tower above the relax of the city. It has 48 floors with a 64 meter (210ft) high spire on top, covered with aluminum panels. The building owes its gleaming white color to the layer of crushed quartz that covers the rest of the building.

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