Friday, September 11, 2009

The Pyramid

The dark-blue topped postmodern building towering over the campus of the California State University of Long Beach is the Pyramid. The eighteen-storey structure has an architectural height of 57.91 meters or 190 feet. The base of the edifice is square with each side measuring at 345 feet to be a mathematically true pyramid. It was designed as a stadium using concrete as structural material with an aluminum façade.

The Pyramid was officially opened on November 30, 1994 and renamed Mike and Arlene Walter Pyramid on March 5, 2005, in honor of the benefactors.

The stadium accomodates three full basketball courts, five volleyball courts and a seating capacity of 5,000 and is also the home of the university’s 49ers teams- basketball and volleyball. Also sharing with the facility are the Pointe Conference Center and the Frog’s Fitness club.

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  1. What marvelous shots of a beautiful and unusual building, Danton!

    Have a great weekend!


  2. Wow beautiful pyramid.
    Great shots!

  3. I am surprised to see such an innovative structure on one of our state university campuses. Thanks for showing it.
    I'm glad you enjoyed my Eastern Sierra photos.

  4. Hi Danton, guess what? I am from the Southland too, maybe neighbors? These are great photos! We wanted to see this last July, but we did not have enough time, too much to see and explore in Long Beach.
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  5. Danton: Neat capture of the pyramid, reminds me of Las Vegas.

  6. Hi, Ebie,

    Really lot of things to see and explore here. Do come and enjoy your day. And thanks for stopping by.

  7. Nice to find pyramid outside of Eygpt. Lovely photo for skywatch with the pyramid in the background.

  8. Very nice structure. Beautifully captured.

  9. A very unusual design for a stadium but very eye catching. I like the last shot and the info.
    Adventure Before Dementia

  10. That's cool. I was at Long Beach State in July and took a shot of the pyramid. Love it. I wonder what it looks like inside. The campus is quite lovely too. Thanks for stopping by my SWF!


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