TransAmerica Pyramid

TransAmerica Pyramid - underground and is designed to move...

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TransAmerica Pyramid Location: San Francisco, California, United States of America Architect: William Pereira Height: 48 stories, 853 ft. Area: 530,000 sq. ft. Function: Office tower for AEGON insurance company Structural System: Steel floor framing with truss system above first floor and reinforced concrete Unique Feature: The largest floor is the 5th, with 21,025 ft², while the 48th floor is the smallest, with only 2,025 ft².The foundation consists of a steel and concrete block that sits 52 feet
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Unformatted text preview: underground and is designed to move during earthquakes. The exterior's quartz-aggregate panels are reinforced with connecting rods at four places on every floor, and the spacing between the panels allows lateral movement in case of an earthquake. TransAmerica Pyramid Truss system 44 th Floor Plan 9 th Floor Plan...
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2010 for the course CEE 147 taught by Professor Sabol during the Winter '09 term at UCLA.

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