The Pilot Station was built in 1914, featuring a looming signal and observation tower. Located on the Seemannshöft at the entrance to the Port of Hamburg, it is home to the Hamburg Harbour Pilots Brotherhood and the Hamburg Port Services GmbH.
Built during the westward expansion of the Port of Hamburg, it was designed by Baudirektor Fritz Schumacher. The building was intended to be an initial landmark, creating an impressive entrance to the port. At the same time, it had to provide the required facilities to ensure around the clock pilot services.
Fritz Schumacher used red bricks with dark grout to give the building a strong north German character. The City of Hamburg has listed the Pilot Station as part of her architectural heritage.