Skyper is a three-part building complex at the Bahnhofsviertel district of Frankfurt at the corner of Taunusanlage and Taunusstrasse. It consists of a neoclassical villa (Skyper Villa) originally from 1915, a 153.8-meter high skyscraper (Skyper Tower) and a residential and commercial building (Skyper Carré). The ensemble was created in its present form in the years 2002 to 2004. The architectural design for the 480 million Euro project was commissioned by the Frankfurt-based architecture firm JSK Architekten and had been previously commissioned by Holzmann AG. The architects then implemented their approved design for the general contractor ABG.
SKYPER uses a combined pile and slab foundation and was built on an irregular foundation plate with an area of 1,900 square meters (20,451 square feet). The skyscraper was founded on a typical Frankfurt clay at a depth of 13.4 meters (44 feet) below the site. The plate has a constant thickness of 3.5 meters (12 feet). It is supported by 46 bored piles each 1.3 meters (4.2 feet) in diameter.
DekaBank was originally the buyer of SKYPER, which had acquired the building for an open-ended property fund operated by DekaImmobilien. In the meantime, the Skyer was owned by UBS. Today the Skyper high-rise belongs to several Allianz companies. After the building was handed over in 2005, DekaBank moved into the lower floors as the main tenant. The tenants in the SKYPER today are the Deutsche Bundesbank and the law firms Weil Gotshal & Manges as well as SZA Schilling Zutt & Anschütz, among other tenants.
The neoclassical listed villa from the year 1915 is connected to the building by a nine-meter high glass hall to the east. The villa, like the entire area, belonged to the construction company, Philipp Holzmann and was the headquarters of the board of directors. A residential and commercial building with 52 single and three-room apartments, as well as a shop floor on the ground floor supplements the building ensemble.
Across the street from the SKYPER Tower stands the Silver Tower.