The Pollux tower is located at Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage in the Gallus district, in the immediate vicinity of the exhibition area (Messe Frankfurt). The Pollux office tower has a height of 130 meters (426 feet) and 33 rentable floors.
The Pollux was built at the same time as the Kastor high-rise and was 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. 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 by the Swiss artist Christian Herdeg stands in a green area in front of the Pollux on Platz der Einheit.
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.