Golden Gate Photo - Diamonds in the Skyline Gallery
Fine Art Photography of Five Skyline "Diamonds", San Francisco, California.


Diamond in the Skyline - TransAmerica Pyramid

Diamond in the Skyline
TransAmerica Pyramid


Taken from the end of Pier 7 in the Embarcadero, the TransAmerica Pyramid is the modern-day marvel and the most recognizable building of the San Francisco skyline. It was completed in 1972 and rises 853 feet (260 meters).

Print No. A99-6-7

See the detail in this photo.

Diamond in the Skyline - New City Hall

Diamond in the Skyline
New City Hall


Located on Van Ness Avenue, in the heart of the City, the new City Hall was re-opened in January of 1999 following repairs from damage incurred by the 1989 surface-wave magnitude 7.1 Loma Prieta Earthquake. This time exposure shows the deep blue dome of the building. The blue floodlights are responsible for this. During the daytime, the dome is a shiny gold. The San Francisco City Hall is one of the largest, covering over 500,000 square feet (46,000 m2).

Print No. A99-3-3

Check out this guy at the bus stop.

Diamond in the Skyline - Coit Tower

Diamond in the Skyline
Coit Tower


This 210-Foot tall tower atop Telegraph Hill was built in the shape of a fire hose nozzle as a memorial to the firefighters that fought the fires of the great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.

Print No. A98-44-7

Diamond in the Skyline - Ferry Building

Diamond in the Skyline
Ferry Building


The Ferry Building was designed by architect Arthur Page Brown in 1894 who modeled it after the Cathedral Tower in Seville, Spain. With its 235-Foot tall Clock Tower, it was the tallest building in San Francisco for years. It currently is the headquarters of the San Francisco Port Authority and the World Trade Center.

Print No. A98-46-8

Diamond in the Skyline - Sutro Tower

Diamond in the Skyline
Sutro Tower


Planted on Mount Sutro, the Sutro Tower, a communications monster or masterpiece (depending on opinion), rises above all in San Francisco. It was completed in 1972 and stands 977 feet (298 meters) tall. It is not uncommon for the top of the tower to be the only thing sticking out above the fog.

Print No. A99-4-9

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