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’.
For a long time the construction of tall buildings in Frankfurt was controversial. During the Frankfurt Housing Fights (“Frankfurter Häuserkampf”) in the early 1970s, even shameful names emerged as the epitome of a city map, which promoted investor interests to the detriment of the old-established population. Since the 1980s, ever higher and more beautiful high-rise buildings were built and new towers emerged here. The Frankfurt skyline became a symbol of the city, and of prosperity and future orientation. The population increasingly identified itself with the skyline, which became a huge part of the image for the banking city. Since 1996, the ‘Skyscraper Festival’ has also been celebrated at irregular intervals, once initiated by the former Lord Mayor Petra Roth.
So what does Frankfurt look like today?
In 2017, Frankfurt will have a new beginning. More and more high-rise projects are under construction or are being planned. As of October 2017, 16 high-rise buildings are already under construction, with a further 26 high-rise projects announced. The high-rise buildings are also getting taller and taller here. Frankfurt has now crossed the ‘critical mass’ of necessary high-rise buildings, so a cluster formation at several locations is now perceptible.