Transamerica Pyramid

600 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA

48 story 853' tall skyscraper built between 1969 and 1972


Transamerica Pyramid

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1977



The Transamerica Pyramid at 600 Montgomery Street between Clay and Washington Streets in the Financial District of San Francisco, California, United States, is a 48-story futurist building and the second-tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline. It was the tallest building in the city from 1972 to 2018. It was designed by architect William Pereira as headquarters for the Transamerica Corporation, which has since left the iconic structure still uses it as a corporate logo. The building is a tall, four-sided pyramid with two "wings" to accommodate an elevator shaft on the east and a stairwell and a smoke tower on the west.

Update Log 

  • April 13, 2019: New photo from Richard Doody
  • April 8, 2019: New photos from Richard Doody
  • April 8, 2019: Added by Richard Doody


  • Richard Doody