Die Pyramide (The Pyramid) is a high-rise building built in 1994/95 and located in the Berlin Borough of Marzahn at the Rhinstraße / Landsberger Allee intersection. The office building and adjacent outbuildings have a combined floor space of 43,800 square metres. Die Pyramide was built by the Düren-based real estate company Fundus-Gruppe and costed approximately 145 million Euros to build. The Official completion date was 17 January 1995.
The 100-metre-high, double-wing main building consists of 23 floors and is basic and functional in its architectural design, a pyramid-glass facade its main distinguishing feature. The pyramid itself acts as an oversized Chronometer, the upper floors of the main building's west face boasting green light strips, which provide onlookers with the time in hours and minutes. The north face displays seconds via blue light strips. DP's attention to such detail makes it a centrepiece to the surrounding area, ensuring that nobody in Marzahn will want for a wrist-watch again, at least not for the foreseeable future. The pyramid is considered Europe's largest clock. (The clock was out of service from early 2006 until December 2007.)
To finance the building, which was opened by the Fundus Group, an enclosed real estate was also established. However, due to the absence of surpluses on the account regarding the small rental income, investors accused the funding-group of fraud. They claimed that the rentable area depicted in the prospectus had been exaggerated in relation to its size and therefore the rental income had been overstated. The Fundus group denied these allegations.
In 2006, the main investor sold the building to the Comer Group International. The British real estate company aims to house a team of 350 employees in the building's offices, which constitute around 1/3 of the buildings facilities. CGI also intend to fit two floors of the building's annex with 70 hotel rooms.