About The Pyramid
It transforms the skyline. Like Transamerica itself, the Transamerica Pyramid has become recognized worldwide. It all began in 1968 when Transamerica's President John R. Beckett noticed that the trees in a city park – unlike the surrounding, box-like buildings – allowed natural light and fresh air to filter down to the streets below. Wishing to achieve the same effect with Transamerica's new headquarters, he chose an unconventional pyramid shape for the building.
The result: a refreshing openness that allowed access to the environment. The Transamerica Pyramid is now a distinctive structure revered by San Franciscans and recognized internationally.
The Transamerica Pyramid is located in the heart of the Montgomery Financial District at 600 Montgomery Street in San Francisco, California. It is a part of Transamerica Center (a complex that includes Two Transamerica Center and Transamerica Redwood Park) and encompasses nearly one city block.
The Transamerica Pyramid building and logos featuring it are registered trademarks and are the companies' primary identifiers of product authenticity.
Today the Pyramid stands as a symbol of the promise of Tomorrow.
Visit The Pyramid Center's website and learn more about this unique building.