Posts Tagged ‘transamerica pyramid’

TA, 345, 555: The Iconic Buildings of San Francisco’s Financial District, by Photographer David Yu – Sunrise

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Most iconic is the Transamerica Pyramid. 

And then on the right comes the Bank of America Building, aka Triple Five Cal, aka the “Triple Nickel” (according to Wiki but I’ve never heard that phrase IRL),

And then in the middle comes 345 California Center, which is famous for being  full of mofo* attorneys.

From famous Bay Area photographer David Yu:

Anyway, that’s sunrise over the Financial – a rare sight.

*Srsly, that’s the nickname of a big firm based in SF.

Spend Three Minutes Enjoying the Circus in Front of the Church of Scientology HQ – Anonymous vs. Scientology

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

I don’t know what the CoS was thinking when it picked a historic triangular building right across the street from the Transamerica Pyramid for its San Francisco / Bay Area HQ, but, owing to the foot traffic, only a few Anonymous people are necessary to turn the whole place into a circus.

Thusly: 

On It Goes

North Beach Scene: Sex Worker, Civic, One Embarcadero, Dandy, TransAmerica Pyramid, Impala, Corolla

Monday, February 27th, 2012

The point is that your stripper / prostitute / sex worker types tend to dress waaaay down on the way to work – that’s one of the ways you can spot them.

Oh, so THAT’s What the Top of the TransAmerica Pyramid Looks Like

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

After some discussion, it turns out that the top of the shiny, shiny TransAmerica Pyramid is made up of bunch of Gothic-looking paned windows that protect the 6000-watt halogen disco ball within. You see, sometimes, when the sun’s at just the right angle, total internal reflection kicks in and all that’s visible is a ball of light.

You can see the effect of the metal frames holding the glass here in a nice 30-second nighttime exposure from Flickr’s exxonvaldez, who really ought to consider changing his handle to exxonmed or searivermediterranean or just plain mediterranean.

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Top it off with a lighting rod and you are good to go.

Look for it the next time you’re at a Anonymous vs. Church of Scientology protest / rally / whatever at Washington and Montgomery