|The Transamerica Pyramid totally dominates the San-Francisco |
skyline as depicted by artist, Romain Trystram.
|San Francisco is an artist's city, and few of those who paint it, haven't included its second most famous landmark. The painting at top-right is by Lynne Newman|
|Going up, 1969-72. It's not earthquake proof, but its |
unique sloping facade make it earthquake resistant.
|At only 853 feet in height, the Transamerica Pyramid, even as it was completed,|
never came close to being the tallest building in the world; though it
was the tallest building west of Chicago for a short time.
|Seismic studies using scale models reveal the strength of a well-anchored pyramid even as compared to|
|The building slopes from 174 feet square at its base to virtually zero at the top.|
|Thinking outside the box.|