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The Transamerica Pyramid is a famous skyscraper in San Francisco. It has a height of 260 meters (853 feet) and was constructed from 1969 -1972.
Full House filming location The filming location of Full House (1987 - 1995 starring the Olsen twins) in San Francisco. Basic Instinct House This is the cool seaside house of Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone) in the movie Basic Instinct. It was last owned by Steve Fossett who died in a plane crash in 2007. Lombard Street One of the most famous streets in San Francisco is the curvy Lombard Street. It's a one-way street from west to east. Gumball 3000 (August 2008) The Gumball 3000 (3000 miles) is an international rally (Motto "It's not a Race, It's a Rally") on public roads. The event takes place every year since 1999. In August 2008 the organizers celebrate their 10th anniversary. Start is in San Francisco with checkpoints in Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, a flight to Nanjing (China) and Shanghai. Goal is Beijing where the Olympic Games take place. Twitter Inc. headquarters The headquarters of Twitter Inc. are located in San Francisco. In the video you can see the team behind Twitter in July 2010. Flickr headquarters The headquarters of Flickr (owned by Yahoo!) are located in downtown San Francisco. Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Macworld Conference & Expo 2008 Location: The Moscone Center, San Francisco. Keynote - Apple CEO Steve Jobs: January 15, 2008, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (PST) Conference: January 14 - 18, 2008 Expo: January 15 - 18, 2008 YouTube L!VE YouTube L!VE is a special event featuring some hot live music acts, special guest stars, internet-born stars and much more. Where? Fort Mason, San Francisco. The event will be streamed live on November 22, 2008 at 5:00pm PT. Official YouTube Channel: 30 St Mary Axe "The Gherkin" 30 St Mary Axe - aka "The Gherkin" or "Swiss Re-Tower" - is a 180 metres (591 ft) high building (constructed 2001 - 2004 by Norman Foster + Partners) in the city of London. It is the UK headquarter of Swiss Re, the world's biggest reinsurance company. San Francisco Chinatown The oldest Chinatown in the United States was established in 1850. Mission Motors Mission Motors is a company that produces the fastest production electric motorcycle in the world. Forrest North founded Mission Motor Company after leaving the Tesla Roadster electric car project. The headquarters are based in San Francisco, California. The Mission One electric superbike has set the electric land-speed record with production prototype motorcycle at the Bonneville Speedway Salt Flats on September 1st, 2009. Alcatraz Island Alcatraz aka "The Rock" is an island located in San Francisco bay. Until 1963 the island was a federal prison. It was famous for the fact that no prisoner has ever successfully escaped. Nowadays the island is a popular tourist attraction. Nakheel Tower The Nakheel Tower in Dubai will be the world's tallest skyscraper. It is currently under construction and will have a height of more than 1,000 metres when completed. The project will take about 10 years to complete and 30,000 workers are involved in the developement of the Nakheel Tower & Harbour. Hearst Tower in New York City The Hearst Tower in New York City is a skyscraper built in 2006 and designed by the famous British architects Foster + Partners. Walt Disney Family Museum The Walt Disney Family Museum tells the story of the life and work of Walt Disney. It is opening in Fall 2009 at the Presidio in San Francisco. The museum is operated by the Walt Disney Family Foundation. Fox Plaza (Nakatomi Tower) Fox Plaza in Los Angeles was used as filming location in the movie "Die Hard" starring Bruce Willis: On Christmas Eve John McCane (Bruce Willis) saves all hostages in the fictional Nakatomi Tower from terrorists. Great Pyramid of Giza, Great Sphinx The Pyramid of Cheops is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and an UNESCO world heritage site. It was constructed about 2570 BC and has a height of 138.8 m, (455.2 ft). The Great Sphinx of Giza is a half-human, half-lion Sphinx statue "guarding" the Giza plateau. Levi Strauss & Co. headquarters The Levi Strauss & Co. "Levi's" headquarters are located in San Francisco. Levi's is a clothing company and was founded in 1853. The world's ugliest building... The world's ugliest building - the Ryugyong Hotel - is located in Pyongyang, North Korea. It was never completed due to several construction and material problems. Transamerica Pyramid The Transamerica Pyramid is a famous skyscraper in San Francisco. It has a height of 260 meters (853 feet) and was constructed from 1969 -1972.