Ask anyone about high-rise buildings in Europe, and they will almost certainly have one thing in mind: Frankfurt skyline. The metropolis on the river Main is the only city in Germany which has a skyline of very tall buildings. The skyline has become a landmark in the city over the last 30 years. More than 30 buildings in a fairly small area reach a height of more than 100 meters. These include 19 of the 20 tallest skyscrapers in Germany.
Top 10 Skyscrapers (including heights)
DGB-Haus (31 meters, built 1931)
Eschenheim Tower (47 meters, built 1400)
Frankfurt has been a comparatively compact city. For example, Frankfurt has less space than the city of Venice in Italy, but three times as many inhabitants. Therefore, construction has always been tight in Frankfurt. In addition, the urban area is now encircled: the extensive green belt does not allow the construction of further buildings and no apartments may be built in the area of the entry lanes from the airport. But these are not the only reasons why there are high-rise buildings in Frankfurt.
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