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BUILDING
 
 
Transamerica Pyramid
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DESIGNER
 
 
William Pereira

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CONTEXT
 
Importance of the building in the territory and in the city
Transamerica Pyramid, William Pereira, San Francisco
Relationship with the location
Transamerica Pyramid, William Pereira, San Francisco
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DESCRIPTION
 
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Transamerica Pyramid, William Pereira, San Francisco
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MATERIALS
 
reinforced concrete, glass, steel, aluminium

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
California
County
San Francisco
Town
San Francisco
Address
600 Montgomery Street
 
 
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MAP
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Vertical architectures
Skyscrapers
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1969    
Realisation
1969 - 1972
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  Zodiac
Directed by
David Fincher
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2007
Cast
Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, Elias Koteas, Donal Logue, John Carroll Lynch, Dermot Mulroney, Chloë Sevigny
Building's role
Symbolic
Title
  Monster in the Closet
Directed by
Bob Dahlin
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1986
Cast
Paul Dooley, Paul Walker, Claude Akins, Stella Stevens, Howard Duff, Henry Gibson, Jesse White, John Carradine, Stacy Ferguson
Building's role
Appreciable
Title
  Freebie and the Bean
Directed by
Richard Rush
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1974
Cast
James Caan, Alan Arkin, Loretta Swit, Jack Kruschen, Christopher Morely, Mike Kellin, Alex Rocco, Linda Marsh, Valerie Harper
Building's role
Appreciable
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Judith Dupré, Adrian Smith, Skyscrapers (2nd edition), Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, New York 2008, pp. 66-67
Judith Dupré, Skyscrapers, Black Dog & Leventhal, New York 1996, pp. 64-65
Sally Byrne Woodbridge, John Marshall Woodbridge, Architecture. San Francisco, 101 Productions, San Francisco 1982, p. 26
"Tour Transamerica / Transamerica Corporation building. San Francisco", L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui 165, décembre 1972-janvier 1973/december 1972-january 1973, pp. 44-46
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CLIENT
 
 
Transamerica Corporation
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AMOUNT
 
 
$ 32,000,000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
m. 260 (ft. 853)
spire m. 64.6 (ft. 212)
Floors
48
Dimensions
base m. 53.3
Quantity
18 elevators
Capacity
280 parking spaces
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Chin & Hensolt
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STAFF
 
Project
William Pereira & Associates
Associate designers
Harry D. Som
General contractor
Dinwiddie Construction Co.
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CREDITS
 
 
Transamerica Pyramid, William Pereira, San Francisco



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