For many decades, a number of urban master plans have defined where tall buildings can be built in Frankfurt. Since 1998, the city has been trying to group high-rise buildings into defined clusters instead of letting them spread uncontrolled across the city. The result is today’s dense Frankfurt skyline.
In the last twenty years or so, the focus of urban development for high-rise projects has been on the Financial District and the European District in particular. But especially in the newly built European District, not many new high-rise towers are to be expected in the transition to the main station.
The City of Frankfurt is therefore updating the high-rise master plan from 2008, which is expected to be presented in 2021. This time, however, the Frankfurt high-rise model is not presented by Prof. Jochem Jourdan and his team, but by two offices that have yet to be publicly named.
Furthermore, new high-rises in Frankfurt are not wanted to be built in established residential areas. Therefore, districts like Bahnhofsviertel, Westend, Nordend, and adjacent areas are ruled out for development. The planning conflicts of the 1970s showed that all too well.
The anticipated development priorities in the high-rise plan for 2021 have already leaked: