Ames Brothers Pyramid

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When you are standing in front of the Ames Brothers Pyramid, you are also standing atop the highest point of First Transcontinental Railroad. Named for Oakes and Oliver Ames, financiers of the Union Pacific Railroad, the pyramid was designed by Civil War Era architect Henry Hobson Richardson. (Photo by Bryan Luoma)

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The “Brothers Road Trip”. Paul & Bryan Luoma 2018
It was very windy up there!
I’m 6’3 if this gives you some scale......
Ames Brothers Pyramid
Description of how it was built to mimic the surrounding landscape
Describes the transcontinental was built in only 4 years by hand
Describes the Ames brothers and how they were called on by President Lincoln to help complete the railroad
VERY windy