03

Jan

MAIN TOWER and Eurotheum almost never came into being

In 1985, Hessische Landesbank (Helaba) commissioned the architectural firm Novotny Mähner Assoziierte (N+M) to prepare an expert opinion for the development of the location where MAIN TOWER and Eurotheum are located today. This design, favored by N+M, was presented around 10 years before the plans for MAIN TOWER and Eurotheum were presented. Fortunately, they were

03

Oct

Masterplan Offenbach 2030 approved

The City of Offenbach has decided on an urban planning concept called Masterplan Offenbach 2030. The urban development concept envisages the construction of numerous buildings and a park. The commercial "Nordkap", which lies between Goethering, the A 661 motorway, the Main cycle route and the Kaiserleistrasse, is also part of the masterplan. The special feature

City-Haus

City-Haus ("City House") is located on the border of the Westend district and is located directly on the Platz der Republik ("Republic Square"). It is also known as Selmi-Hochhaus ("Selmi Highrise") and was built from 1971 to 1974 according to plans by the architects Johannes Krahn and Richard Heil. Between October 2007 and December 2008,

02

Jul

Financing of FOUR Frankfurt stands

The high-rise quarter FOUR in Downtown Frankfurt has reached an important milestone over the past few weeks. In mid-June, the last contracts for the overall financing of the mega-project were successfully completed. The realization of the four high-rise buildings between Junghofstrasse, Grosse Gallusstrasse and Neue Schlesingergasse is progressing according to plan in large steps. Novelty

04

Apr

The MesseTurm will be renovated from April 2019

MesseTurm, built in 1990, is to be renovated in a big way. The 256.5-meter-high skyscraper will be converted to state-of-the-art technology to plans by Helmut Jahn, the original architect of the Frankfurt landmark. In particular, the lobby should be brighter and move in new premises. The conversion work will begin in April 2019, according to

21

Mar

High-rise Development Plan: What we know and don’t know

Large cities use so-called master plans for better city planning. An urban development master plan is an informal planning tool for exploring development potential in a city or district and outlining perspectives for its future use. The City of Frankfurt wants to use the 2021 high-rise development plan to express its political opinion on how

07

Mar

Reloaded: High-rise complex Neue Mainzer Strasse

More than 18 years ago, the architectural firm KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten (at the time called KSP Engel und Zimmermann) presented designs for a high-rise complex at Neue Mainzer Strasse 57-59 in the Frankfurt CBD. Since then, you did not hear much about the project. After acquiring the land plots Neue Mainzer Strasse 57-59 in

30

Sep

Architecture competition for 99 West decided

The Frankfurt architectural office, Cyrus Moser (CMA) has won its second architectural competition to build in the former AfE area. In addition to their previously won "140 West" Apartment and Hotel Tower, the new high-rise building designed by CMA will be built in the new Senckenberg quarter opposite the Naturkundemuseum: the office tower "99 West".

28

Jun

CA Immo is building Tower One Frankfurt – New Skyscraper at the Trade Fair Area

In regards of the Tower One the wait has come to an end. In a statement today, the Austrian real estate company, CA Immo announced the erection of a 190-meter tall office and hotel high-rise building in the tall buildings metropolis Frankfurt named "ONE" (earlier working title: Tower One Frankfurt). Construction is still due to

23

May

Mike Josef wants to restrict high-rise buildings

The Frankfurt-based planning representative, Mike Josef (SPD) intends to allow new high-rise developments in Frankfurt only in clearly defined areas. As is apparent from various press publications in the last few days, "speculation" is to be counteracted. The new high-rise plan, which is to be presented next year, is intended to cement appropriate development requirements.

11

Feb

Bundesbank is planning a new high-rise building at the headquarters

Bundesbank plans a new high-rise building at head office, The Bundesbank, to strengthen its headquarters in Ginnheim. The previous main building, designed by ABB Apel, Beckert and Becker from 1967 to 1972, will be renovated in the coming years. The Bundesbank is already looking for an alternative location for the construction work to be launched

29

Jan

City of Frankfurt is putting pressure on Hesse at the former police department

Discussion surrounding the former police department at the heart of the republic, located between the fair and the main station, is slowly turning tragic: the old venerable building is empty and forfeited. Since the departure of the police, several attempts have failed to renew the site. The city of Frankfurt am Main has the right

TaunusTurm

TaunusTurm (German for TaunusTower) was designed by the architectural office Gruber und Kleine-Graneburg and is located in the middle of the Financial District. On 40 floors, companies find around 60,000 square meters (645,834 square feet) of high-quality office space. The high-rise building was developed by project developer Tishman Speyer in a joint venture with investor

Commerzbank Tower

Since 1997 the Commerzbank Tower has dominated the Frankfurt skyline. The skyscraper was built as Europe's highest office building. The tower measures almost 300 meters at the tip of the antenna. Seen close up, the building impresses with its elegance and extremely successful façade. In terms of construction, the Star architect, Sir Norman Foster trod