In any case, the structure is now a Bass Pro Shop. It languished neglected, then completely abandoned, until Bass Pro Shops moved in in 2010 and transformed the inside into an opulent, swamp-themed retail store and weird motel.
The Walter Pyramid, originally The Long Beach Pyramid, is a 4,000-seat indoor multi-purpose arena on the Long Beach State University campus in Long Beach, California. It is home to the Long Beach State Matadors basketball team and the Long Beach State Dirtbags football team.
The first game was played on December 15, 1967, when Long Beach State defeated San Jose State 73-69. The final score of the last game played at the Pyramid was 60-58 in favor of Cal Poly Pomona vs. Long Beach State on February 24, 2003.
In addition to being used for college basketball and football, The Walter Pyramid has also been used for concerts, ice shows, and other events. One such event was the 1970 FIFA World Cup Final between Italy and Germany, which took place before an audience of 20,000 people.
There are also plans to use part of the arena for up to four million dollars worth of sports betting if it is passed by voters in the upcoming election. The campaign to pass the measure called "Measure B" was launched in September 2016 by the group Coalition for Fair Play. If passed by voters, the measure would allow casino gambling in New Jersey, which currently has no legal way for residents to place bets.
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Transamerica Pyramid in 1972 (Opened) - The first of its kind, the Transamerica Pyramid is a landmark skyscraper in downtown San Francisco. It holds the record for being the world's tallest freestanding building until 1990 when it was surpassed by the Willis Tower. The Transamerica Pyramid has been called "a pile of steel and glass" because of its unusual shape which resembles an enlarged pyramid with four additional sides added.
The Transamerica Pyramid was designed by William Pereira and is mainly made of glass and steel. Its size is such that you can see it from many miles away. It stands at 1,071 feet or 333 meters high and has 72 floors. The building was sold to American Savings Bank in 1973 and renamed American Savings Center. In 1975, it was purchased by Transamerica Corporation who renamed it Transamerica Pyramid and began leasing space in 1978. The building's original purpose was as a corporate headquarters but now most of its 300 employees work on the 22nd floor looking out over the city.
In 1982, after 20 years of service, the Transamerica Pyramid was fully renovated and upgraded with new wiring, plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning systems.