When writing about a city and in particular about the capital of a country, it is more likely you’ll talk about the city centre. In Tirana’s case, as a local I would not call a friend and say: “let’s meet in the city centre and then decide where to go”. I would choose the Pyramid, and then start telling them about the history of my country and the importance of dealing with the past.
The Pyramid is located in the middle of Tirana; hence it’s close to everything. As such, it is already a meeting point for the locals and an orientation spot for many foreigners that choose Tirana as a tourist destination.
Furthermore, you can also grab a beer and climb it and after that you can choose your next spot. If you want to keep it cheaper, the Pyramid is one of the best places to hang out. After that you can switch to the artificial lake of Tirana, which is not that far from the Pyramid.
The Pyramid also has interesting architecture and it means different things to different people in Albania. Therefore there has been a lot of discussion from different political points of view over the Pyramid. All in all, it remains a very good orientation point and it’s easily accessible from different parts of Tirana via good public transportation, even though not the best. Every time I pass by there it makes me think and critically reflect on the difficult past of my country.