The iconic, 18 story pyramid was designed by local architect Don Gibbs and built by the Nielson Construction Company of San Diego. Situated on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, the structure is a defining feature of the city. Inside, there are three full basketball courts, five volleyball courts and a full service fitness center. Each side of the pyramid measures 345 feet, making the structure a mathematically true pyramid. Approximately 200,000 visitors pass through the pyramid annually. Don Gibbs studied architecture at USC and in 1960, joined his father in the practice. Since then, Gibbs has contributed many designs to Long Beach.
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