The office tower Pollux is located at Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage in the Gallus district, in the immediate vicinity of the exhibition area (Messe Frankfurt). The Pollux Tower has a height of 130 meters (426 feet) and 33 rentable floors.
The Pollux was built at the same time as the neighboring Kastor high-rise and both were together originally marketed under the name Forum Frankfurt. The unequal twin towers were named after the dioscures of Greek mythology, Kastor and Pollux, and were completed in 1997. The architectural design comes from the New York architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and was implemented with the NHT + Partner GbR office. Forum Frankfurt cost around 850 million Deutsche Mark. Both high-rise buildings were built using combined pile and slab foundations. Today the two towers form the southern entrance to the European District.
The larger of the two towers, named after the demigod Pollux, covers an area of around 31,500 square meters. Since the end of March 2017, Zurich Group Germany has been the largest tenant of 17 of the 33 floors, amalgamating its previous directorates in Frankfurt, Wiesbaden and Oberursel. The FinTech Community TechQuartier is also based here. The main owner of Pollux is an international joint venture by Schroders asset management.
The light sculpture “Synergy” (in German: “Synergie”) by the Swiss artist Christian Herdeg stands in front of the Pollux in the green area at the square Platz der Einheit (lit. “Place of Unity”). An oval fountain that surrounds the sculpture enhances the effect of the water reflection. The light installation is intended to express the interaction of space, light, and time.
The headquarters of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (the national railway operator in Germany) previously stood at the location of the two high-rise buildings Kastor and Pollux. The two high-rise buildings of Bundesbahn were demolished in 1994.