09

Sep

How tall is the high-rise ONE FORTY WEST?

The SKYLINE ATLAS has gone on a detailed search. For the current high-rise project ONE FORTY WEST ("140 WEST"), one could assume that the building height is 140 meters (459 feet). A number of articles, among them the German Architecture Forum (in German) and Wikipedia (in German) list 140 meters as height. The problem: this

02

Jul

Financing of FOUR Frankfurt stands

The high-rise quarter FOUR in Downtown Frankfurt has reached an important milestone over the past few weeks. In mid-June, the last contracts for the overall financing of the mega-project were successfully completed. The realization of the four high-rise buildings between Junghofstrasse, Grosse Gallusstrasse and Neue Schlesingergasse is progressing according to plan in large steps. Novelty

04

Apr

The MesseTurm will be renovated from April 2019

The MesseTurm, built in 1990, is to be renovated in a big way. The 256.5-meter-high skyscraper will be converted to state-of-the-art technology to plans by Helmut Jahn, the original architect of the Frankfurt landmark. In particular, the lobby should be brighter and move in new premises. The conversion work will begin in April 2019, according

21

Mar

High-rise Development Plan: What we know and don’t know

Large cities use so-called master plans for better city planning. An urban development master plan is an informal planning tool for exploring development potential in a city or district and outlining perspectives for its future use. The City of Frankfurt wants to use the 2021 high-rise development plan to express its political opinion on how

07

Mar

Reloaded: High-rise complex Neue Mainzer Strasse

More than 18 years ago, the architectural firm KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten (at the time called KSP Engel und Zimmermann) presented designs for a high-rise complex at Neue Mainzer Strasse 57-59 in the Frankfurt CBD. Since then, you did not hear much about the project. After acquiring the land plots Neue Mainzer Strasse 57-59 in

13

Feb

High rents: dormitory for hotel employees takes shape

The high rents for apartments in Frankfurt are no longer just a problem for those looking for a flat. Because many people from the middle class can hardly afford life in the urban area FrankfurtRhineMain, it is becoming increasingly difficult for employers such as hotels to find new employees. The remedy is Germany's first dormitory

03

Dec

Architectural competition for tower at the central station decided

The winner of the architectural competition for the construction of the planned residential area in the GRAND CENTRAL project at Frankfurt's main station comes from the Netherlands: The Delft office Mecanoo Architecten convinced in the jury meeting of the eight-member jury and secured the first place in a high-profile competition on November 30, 2018, in

18

Oct

Foundation stone laid for high-rise ONE

The Austrian project developer CA Immo today laid the foundation stone for the ONE skyscraper project near the MesseTurm. Together with representatives of the City of Frankfurt, the hotel lessee NH Hotel Group, the architects Meurer Generalplaner and the shell manufacturer Hochtief Building, the foundation stone was laid for the office and hotel tower ONE.

12

Apr

FOUR Frankfurt: Timetable for Realization announced

There is news regarding the development timetable for the high-rise quarter FOUR Frankfurt. The city's construction supervisory authority gave the green light for site clearance demolition at the end of March 2018. A few days ago, the gutting of the buildings on the central-city area between Junghofstrasse, Grosse Gallusstrasse, and Neue Schlesingergasse began. Workers and

28

Mar

Facade design of DB Tower revealed

The winner of the design competition for Deutsche Bahn AG’s DB Tower in Europaviertel district has been chosen: While the building follows a design by schmidtploecker Architekten, Aldinger Architekten from Stuttgart have now provided the exterior appearance. The competition was organized by Aurelis Real Estate, in cooperation with the City of Frankfurt. The jury consisted

24

Nov

Design unveiled for the High-rise Plot 43 in Frankfurt

There has been movement in plans for a new tall building project on construction field 43 in the Europaviertel: Paulus Immobiliengruppe and its JV partner, Patron Capital Partners have commissioned the office, Eike Becker_Architekten to build a tower at Europaallee 92. These architects have previously prevailed in architectural competitions, along with the Sauerbruch Hutton, each winning

01

Sep

The city needs the opposite pole – Frankfurt Southbank

Frankfurt has a famous skyline. On an international scale, though, we are rather modest. As anyone who has graced cities such as London, Toronto or Chicago knows, Frankfurt still has much potential to unleash. In the foreign media, this sounds different: Frankfurt would be provincial, boring or a "Canary Wharf in the green". So what

21

Aug

The tallest new high-rise buildings in an overview

More than 35 high-rise buildings are currently under construction in Frankfurt. Some are up to 228 meters high, others disappear into the skyline, but height is not everything. Aesthetics, cubature and mass play a no less important role. We have therefore asked ourselves how the highest of these projects look in comparison. The results are

20

Aug

After the Office City the Lyon Quarter comes into reality

The office town of Niederrad is changing, due to numerous residential projects. The transformation of such a large formerly purely office quarter into a mixed district is unique in Germany. It was reason enough for Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann to visit the former office town of Niederrad at the invitation of the site initiative "Neues

05

Aug

60 years bridge on the Square of the Republic

The Skyline Atlas has been researching topics on the development plans of the city of Frankfurt, looking at extensive archive material. During this time, we came across a building magazine from the 1960s (corresponding page, see above). Background: This year the so-called Hochstraße, a bridge in the Republic Square ("Platz der Republik"), celebrated its  60th year.

18

Jul

Skyline Atlas in Famous German Bild Zeitung

On 18 July 2017, the Bildzeitung published a short report on the Skyline Atlas. The Skyline Atlas is a non-commercial information medium about high-rise building structures in Frankfurt am Main. Part of the publication of Bild was a short poem, written by Michael Wutzke: You are so beautiful, You get my heart racing. You're shocking

13

Jul

Development plans available

All relevant development plans regarding high-rise projects in Frankfurt are now available as an abstract in the Skyline Atlas. In the field of development plans, you will find all historical developments since the post-war period up to the high-rise development plans of the modern era. Further details, historical references and other original documents will be

05

Jul

The Marienturm is slowly visible

The Marienturm at the Taunusanlage can be seen rising slowly in the Stadtraum. While the Marienforum, which is located on the Mainzer Landstraße, has already reached its full height at 10 floors, the first two upper floors appear at the Marienturm. The Marienturm is in a prominent position next to the T11, near the double

28

Jun

Dining in the air – Henninger Turm 2017

The view restaurant in the new Henninger Turm is to open somewhat later than planned. According to operator, Mook Group, the opening was originally planned for the middle of the fourth quarter of 2017. The opening of the viewing terrace, on the other hand, was accounced to take place earlier: from the end of September 2017,

06

Jun

New high-rises in Frankfurt

You're looking for 'new high-rises in Frankfurt?' Then you've come to the right place! In the Skyline Atlas, all new high-rise projects are presented in Frankfurt, not just with individual texts and pictures. Rather, the editorial team provides specialist information for architects, engineers, real estate companies, the general public and 'high-rise fans'. Skyscrapers Frankfurt planned

23

May

Mike Josef wants to restrict high-rise buildings

The Frankfurt-based planning representative, Mike Josef (SPD) intends to allow new high-rise developments in Frankfurt only in clearly defined areas. As is apparent from various press publications in the last few days, "speculation" is to be counteracted. The new high-rise plan, which is to be presented next year, is intended to cement appropriate development requirements.

19

May

New Office for Construction and Real Estate starts

Sylvia Weber and city councillor, Jan Schneider have announced the upcoming reform of the administration during two meetings at the Department of Property Management, and the School Administrators and Municipal Cleaning Staff, During intensive consultations and preparatory work, it was decided that areas of school development planning, the implementation of phase 0, the definition of

24

Mar

Petra Roth is now an honorary citizen

The former mayor of Frankfurt, Petra Roth (CDU), was awarded the honorary citizenship of the City of Frankfurt on 23 March 2017 by a large majority of the town council. This is the highest award that the City of Frankfurt has to award. Her successor, Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann (SPD), put forward Roth for the

21

Mar

New Frankfurt Towers now starting

Offenbach is now Frankfurt. Frankfurt is now Offenbach! On the border to Oberrad, just off Offenbacher Gemarkung, are due to be built about 570 apartments with a connected market place. A building permit has now been awarded for 'New Frankfurt Towers'. With an investment of 300 million euros, the project developer, CG Group from Berlin

11

Feb

Bundesbank is planning a new high-rise building at the headquarters

Bundesbank plans a new high-rise building at head office, The Bundesbank, to strengthen its headquarters in Ginnheim. The previous main building, designed by ABB Apel, Beckert and Becker from 1967 to 1972, will be renovated in the coming years. The Bundesbank is already looking for an alternative location for the construction work to be launched

29

Jan

City of Frankfurt is putting pressure on Hesse at the former police department

Discussion surrounding the former police department at the heart of the republic, located between the fair and the main station, is slowly turning tragic: the old venerable building is empty and forfeited. Since the departure of the police, several attempts have failed to renew the site. The city of Frankfurt am Main has the right

23

Jan

Skyscrapers: Doubtful Feelings

Tall buildings are, to a large extent, stagings and presentations of economic power. Each new design serves as an eye-catcher to exhibit a visualisation of the client's own initiative and risk profile. High-rise buildings have always been impressive, but they've also attracted criticism, far more so than other types of modern architecture in their 120-year

23

Nov

Hello, Frankfurt!

The time is right for the Skyline Atlas! Today, with the Skyline Atlas, a project I've wanted to realise for many years is being launched online: an editorial information site about high-rise buildings in Frankfurt am Main - the city in which I live and work. There are many good reasons for the Skyline Atlas.

12

Aug

Photo archive digitised

Before the digital revolution spread in the form of high-resolution photos, the author of the SKYLINE ATLAS had taken a lot of pictures. Thousands of photographs were created, which have now been digitised in full resolution, many years after they were first taken. The archives thus contain unique images of Frankfurt from the past. The

02

Jun

RFR is re-developing Hochhaus am Park

RFR Holding GmbH (RFR) have bought the 'Hochhaus am Park', located in the Frankfurt district of West End. The building is located in the immediate vicinity of Goethe University, between Fürstenbergstraße, Grüneburgweg and Wolfgangstraße. The property, with a total rent area of ​​32,000 m², was previously used as an office building, but is currently empty.