ONE FORTY WEST is a high-rise building that is being built on the site of the University’s former AfE tower and is part of the Senckenberg Quartier Frankfurt am Main (Senckenberg Quarter Frankfurt). The Senckenberg Quartier was designed by the Frankfurt architects Cyrus Moser.
The construction costs for ONE FORTY WEST amount to approx. 279 million euros. On a total of 41 upper floors 52,000 square meters (559,723 square feet) of space for apartments and a 4-star (plus) hotel. The hotel is operated in the lower part of the tower under the brand Meliá and has 430 rooms. On the 16th floor, a publicly accessible restaurant provides an unobstructed panoramic view of the Westend and the Frankfurt skyline.
In addition to the 140-meter-tall ONE FORTY WEST, further buildings form part of the quarter: another high-rise building (99 West), a six-storey office building (21West), a two-storey day care center for ABG Frankfurt Holding and an underground car park.
Following the guiding principle of an open-plan neighborhood, the public footpath relationships provided for in the development plan were taken up and continued into the neighborhood. Oriented towards Robert Mayer Street and the Senckenberg Museum, a central, public district square with a high quality of stay is being built. The car development of the district takes place exclusively from the Senckenberganlage, so that through traffic for the adjacent residential areas is avoided.
Particular attention is paid to the design of the open space and the greening of the area. This is how all suitable roof surfaces are landscaped. In addition, trees are planted within the open spaces, which complement the old stock along the sides of the street. There are also about 60 bicycle parking spaces in the outdoor areas of the neighborhood.
Owners of ONE FORTY WEST are joint ventures of Commerz Real AG and Groß & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH.
Status September 2017: The site of 140 West is currently being excavated.