Transamerica Building For Sale

Read all about it!!! The news is out. San Francisco’s iconic landmark building,The Transamerica Pyramid is on the sales block. Dogone, sure wish it were my listing! The San Francisco Business Times broke the news last week with a projected sales price of $600M with two additional Sansome Street buildings to be included in the deal. Located at 600 Montgomery Street, the building has historically graced the San Francisco skyline with its elegance. Interesting to note, when built in 1972, the 853 foot building was not only the tallest building in town, but was also the tallest west of the Mississippi. Fast forward to 2020, the Pyramid now pales in scale to the towering Salesforce building. My how times have changed. Quick history lesson…Designed by William Pereira and Associates in 1972, The Pyramid was at first very controversial. I remember derogatory whispers around town about how disruptive the design was to the our cityscape — too modern — "this isn’t Egypt." There were also concerns about the shadow it would cast over the financial district. The final design was actually a tapered concession to the critics. This wonderful piece of local architectural history has withstood the test of time and is now a treasured landmark to all who love this great city.