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6 The Transamerica Corporation Building

The Transamerica Corporation Building

The Transamerica Corporation Building
Transamerica Corporation goes back many decades before the Transamerica Pyramid Building here was constructed, and their original headquarters was this building right here. It was built in the early 1900s following the Great Earthquake that devastated much of San Francisco. [music] If we look up to the side of the building we can notice something a bit strange. These fluted pilasters and the lions’ heads and corbels, they all finish just above the second floor, and after that, it looks quite a different style. That’s because originally the building was just two floors high with a cupola on top, but they removed that cupola in 1916 to add on the third floor, which is what we can see there today and why it's a bit different style.
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