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OpernTurm is a 170 meters (558 feet) tall skyscraper near Opernplatz and borders the 2010 redesigned Rothschild Park. The tower is accessed through a 17-meter-high lobby containing the 14-meter-high painting “Ahab” designed by Julian Schnabel. OpernTurm was built on a plot of land on which the Zuerich House was previously located.

In addition to being used as an office building, OpernTurm also has a kindergarten and a restaurant. Towards Opernplatz, a podium building with seven floors completes the ensemble. The uniform yellow-beige limestone cladding of the tower blends harmoniously into the existing buildings around Opernplatz. This natural stone façade saves OpernTurm 20% of the energy needed to cool an office floor compared to a glass façade. Principal tenants of OpernTurm are the major Swiss bank UBS, other tenants are Allen & Overy LLP, Ashurst LLP, Black Rock Investment Management (UK) Limited, 3i Germany, Excellent Business Centers GmbH, K + L Gates LLP, Manufactum GmbH & Co. KG and Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.

In addition to MesseTurm, TaunusTurm, The Squaire and St. Martin Tower, OpernTurm is one of five buildings in Frankfurt with its own postal code.

OpernTurm was designed by Christoph Mäckler Architekten and holds the Martin Elsaesser Badge (Martin-Elsaesser-Plakette) issued by the Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA). The tower was also nominated in 2010 for the International High-Rise Award.

OpernTurm at sunset: this aerial photo of the Westend district was taken by a certified drone pilot in Frankfurt. The smaller tower to the right is Park Tower, in the foreground you can see the Old Opera building.

OpernTurm Frankfurt - German headquarters of UBS - drohne photo UBS Tower - skyscraper Frankfurt - Westend panorama

Status November 2019: The OpernTurm turns 10 years old!

OpernTurm Frankfurt

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