Transamerica Pyramid | San Francisco

The Transamerica Pyramid is loved and hated pretty intensely.  The building was originally constructed in 1969-1972 and is easily the most recognizable and the tallest skyscraper in San Francisco, and drastically changed the skyline when it was finished.  You can see it from many places throughout the city – as you can see from the evening shot from afar above…and the sheer scale of the building as taken from the base (shown below).  I happen to enjoy the building, but it’s definitely not my favorite of the city.  While I’m featuring shots of San Francisco…it would be a crime to leave this one out.  What are your thoughts?

I’ve got ambitious plans to head out at sunrise to shoot another icon.  Looking forward to the early dawn light.

Transamerica Pyramid | The Daily San Francisco Part II

The iconic Transamerica Pyramid is visible from many parts of the city.  The building, which was finished in 1972, faced much opposition throughout its planning stages – probably due to the structure’s stark contrast against the traditional architecture of San Francisco.  I think it looks especially cool with the retreating sun on its peak.

Transamerica Pyramid | The Daily San Francisco Part II

The iconic Transamerica Pyramid is visible from many parts of the city.  The building, which was finished in 1972, faced much opposition throughout its planning stages – probably due to the structure’s stark contrast against the traditional architecture of San Francisco.  I think it looks especially cool with the retreating sun on its peak.