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TALLEST Pyramid in the World - Transamerica Pyramid - San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shadow101
N 37° 47.700 W 122° 24.170
10S E 552575 N 4183238
Quick Description: The former headquarters of Transamerica Corporation is the World's tallest pyramid at 853 feet/260 m.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/17/2010 7:57:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM8M71
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 19

Long Description:
In the late 60s, TransAmerica Insurance had decided that they had outgrown their old two story flatiron headquarters. The wish for a signature building eventually led them to this pyramid, which has since become one of the most identifiable buildings in the world. Since then TransAmerica has been taken over and had the headquarters moved, but the current owners feel that retaining the original name adds to the identity of the building. At 853 feet this is almost twice the height of the Great Pyramid in Egypt, the previous record holder.
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Location of coordinates: On sidewalk, at the northwest corner of building

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