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Kastor und Pollux
Kastor und Pollux
Kastor und Pollux, also known as Forum Frankfurt, are two high rise buildings in the Gallus district of Frankfurt, Germany. The unequal twin towers were named after the Dioscuri in Greek mythology, Castor and Pollux.
The towers are located at Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage next to the Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds, between the Messeturm and the Tower 185. The towers were consructed between 1994 and 1997. Before that the site had been the headquarters of Deutsche Bahn.
The taller tower, named after the semi-god Pollux, rises to a height of 120 metres and has 33 storeys and comprises approximately 31,500 m² of space. The main tenant, Commerzbank, occupies 24 floors. The shorter tower named after the mortal Kastor measures 95 meters over 22 floors and offers 28,800 sqm of office space. The Consulate General of Malaysia is one of Kastor's tenants.
The towers are separated by a small park with a light sculpture by the Swiss artist Christian Herdeg, about 70 meters apart on the square of the unit.
It was designed by New York architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. The towers' construction cost was approximately 850,000,000 Deutsche Marks.
[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kastor_und_Pollux ]
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