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The Transamerica Pyramid

The Transamerica Pyramid is one of the iconic buildings in San Francisco.
It dominates the San Francisco skyline from almost every direction. The pyramid shape is easily to recognize between the other skyscrapers of the city.

From a distance the building is very photogenic, but how is that from nearby?

With the pictures of today I present you three possibilities.

Main picture (Large scalable version) Artistic impression
Workshop 1: Side elevation
Workshop 2: Corner elevation

Make: SONY
Model: ILCE-6300
Software: PaintShop Pro 19,00
Exposure Time: 1/90 sec
F-Stop: f/9.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 31 mm
Date Taken: 2017-08-06 17:38
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 5997 kb

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 postmodern building and the second-tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline. Its height will be surpassed by Salesforce Tower, currently under construction.
Designed by architect William Pereira and built by Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company, at 260 m, on completion in 1972 it was the eighth-tallest building in the world.
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. The top 65 m of the building is the spire. There are four cameras pointed in the four cardinal directions at the top of this spire forming a virtual observation deck. An observation deck on the 27th floor was closed after the September 11, 2001 attacks, and replaced by the virtual observation deck.

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Additional Photos by Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4196 W: 317 N: 6027] (24334)
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