Transamerica Pyramid Center

Encompassing an entire city block in San Francisco’s Financial District, one of the most sought-after global gateway cities in the world, the Transamerica Pyramid Center is a symbol of the strength of San Francisco.

Designed by famed architect William Pereira and completed in 1972, the Transamerica Pyramid stands at a height of over 850 feet. The building is the second tallest building in San Francisco, and its illuminated spire is the most recognizable landmark on the San Francisco skyline.

With unobstructed views, Transamerica Pyramid boasts a striking exterior clad in white quartz, with over 3,000 windows. Unique in its form, the building allows for distinct floor plates from 3,000 to 20,0000 square feet. In 2019, The Transamerica Pyramid Center was re-certified LEED Platinum.

SHVO purchased Transamerica Pyramid Center in 2020 and is working in collaboration with Foster + Partners to revitalize this iconic asset. New on-site amenities will include a fitness center, lounge, restaurant, meeting rooms and skybar. CORE is planning to move into Transamerica in 2023.

“Transamerica” and images of the Transamerica Pyramid are trademarks of Transamerica Corporation.

Location San Francisco, CA, USA
Architect William Pereira
Architect Foster + Partners
Interior Designer Foster + Partners
Client SHVO
Type Offices + Workplace Hospitality Exterior + Landscapes
size763,000 ft2 / 70,885 m2
Status In Progress

L'Observatoire Intl Team
Principal Hervé Descottes
Project Leaders Leah Xandora Wei Jien
Project Team Billy Wong Christina Hébert Sunmin Park Wen Y. Lin
Photo Credits Courtesy of SHVO