The Organizer: Daniel Kieckhefer

The SKYLINE ATLAS goes back to a project of Daniel Kieckhefer and Michael Wutzke, who are the main initiators of the information portal. The SKYLINE ATLAS is intended to inform the public about the dynamics of the Frankfurt skyline. In the meantime, other authors and creators have become part of the editorial team and the publication has developed an independence.

Daniel comes from Chicago and knows the high-rise architecture in Frankfurt because he spent many years there. He writes articles, is responsible for the organization, and especially oversees this English-language edition which often needs translations from the original German version.

Daniel Kieckhefer

“Frankfurt and Chicago are two special cities whose histories are linked.”
— Daniel Kieckhefer

Daniel Kieckhefer has more than 20 years of experience in architectural research. For years he has taken leading roles in companies in the real estate information sector. Daniel initiated the world’s first architecture award for high-rise buildings and is today Head of Data Standards at Phorio.

In the Media

Daniel Kieckhefer is known from interviews and publications in numerous specialist media and newspapers. Reports about him or SKYLINE ATLAS appeared on ZDF, The New York Times, The Independent, The Seoul Times, Reuters, der Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung sowie weiteren Medien.

Daniel has conducted a number of interviews with well-known personalities such as Adrian Smith of Skidmore Owings & Merrill, the architect Ralph Johnson of Perkins & Will, and the engineer Clyde Baker (Sears Tower, Petronas Towers, and Burj Khalifa).

Other Interests

In addition to high-rise architecture, Daniel Kieckhefer is particularly interested in film history. He taught in this area for four years at a college in Chicago and has written a book on film analysis.

Daniel Kieckhefer

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