As Frankfurt’s Neue Presse (FNP) reports today, the plans for a new high-rise building on Neue Mainzer Strasse 57-59 are likely to be put back on the table. This could mean a long-term stay for the unsightly corner of Junghofstraße / Neue Mainzer Strasse. According to the FNP, Frankfurter Sparkasse plans to revive the 16-year-old plans for a high-rise building first mentioned in 1822. The plans are at the hand of the architectural office, KSP Engel und Zimmermann.
This development, however, is not really surprising. Firstly, the city expects an increase in demand following the reallocation of many office buildings in residential buildings, and the freedom provided by falling numbers of offices. Secondly, the interest rates are favourable, the client is in liquidation and mainly has outdated office space in the banking district.
If you are looking at the animations of the planned project “Four” or visited the project exhibition in March 2017, you will not miss the fact that the tower targeted by the Frankfurter Sparkasse was already drawn, as it was taken for granted! (see title picture)
Photo: Skyline Atlas (taken during the exhibition regarding the “Four” project in March 2017)