Trans America Pyramid & Columbus Tower, San Francisco

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Columbus Tower, also known as the Sentinel Building is a mixed-used building in San Francisco, California completed in 1907. The distinctive copper-green Flatiron style structure is bounded by Columbus Avenue, Kearny Street and Jackson Street, straddling the North Beach-, Chinatown-, and Financial-districts of the city. It is designated landmark number 33. The Transamerica Pyramid is the tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline and one of its most iconic. Although the building no longer houses the headquarters of the Transamerica Corporation, it is still strongly associated with the company and is depicted in the company's logo. Designed by architect William Pereira and built by Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company, at 260 m (850 ft).

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Comments (14)

BOGDAN de Varsovie on August 18, 2012

This is a very nice picture. LIKE. Best Regards.


kenfowkes on August 19, 2012


Patrick Arnold on August 19, 2012

New against old! This is a remarkable comparison. Great work, David!

Paulo Tan on August 22, 2012

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Nelson Castrillon Ri… on August 23, 2012

Interesting construction contrast. LIKE

© Tom Cooper on August 24, 2012

Great photo - old and new - and congratulations on being the first to accept my invitation to the POTD - Photo of the Day group!

pauwels ferdi on August 25, 2012

LIKE Great city San Francisco, we stayed very near to this tower....great shot... Greetings..

Michael Schäffner on September 1, 2012

Very nice composition, big L8. Michael

Dušan Railfan on September 11, 2012


Ed. Me. Mo. on September 22, 2012

Beautiful shot, beautiful composition, L+F, best greetings, E & C. Me<>Lon.

James Bian on September 25, 2012

Excellent composition, beautful buildings with great contrast. YSL

davidcmc58 on October 4, 2012

I really appreciate all your kind words and like. Best regards, David.

BMV on November 13, 2012

An excellent one, great contrast. :)

Leo W on January 13, 2013

great shot, with splendid sharpness - well seen contrasts of architecture - ysl

best wishes, Leo

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 18, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by davidcmc58
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    • Taken on 2012/08/11 15:44:13
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 35.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/18.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash