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This is the building of the Chancellery (in German "Kanzleramt") in Berlin. It's the office of the chancellor, the head of the German federal government.
The chief of the Chancellery holds the rank of either a state secretary or a federal minister. The chief's primary function is to assist the Chancellor in coordinating the activities of the Federal Government.

This modern building was built from 1997 to 2001 and with its inauguration in May 2001 the move of the Federal Government from Bonn to Berlin was completed (not the move of all government departments!).
It is one of the biggest government headquarters of the world (eight times as big than White House) and it is spectacular and controversial. Its usable floor space (8 floors) is 12000 square metres and it is surrounded by a park and a helicopter landing place of 73000 square metres.

Megalomania ? For sure in comparison with former circumstances in Bonn...

In this regard the map view left hand is really interesting. A frontal view you can see here.

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