Foundations of Frankfurt High-Rise Buildings

The tall buildings of Frankfurt face special challenges due to the city's deformation-sensitive ground. This means that good foundations play a particularly important role for skyscrapers there. Let's take a look at the evolution of the various foundation types.All high-rise buildings built in Frankfurt until 1980 have slab foundations. A slab foundation is nothing more

What is the Frankfurt clay?

If you consider that Frankfurt is the only city in Germany boasting a skyscraper skyline, you might expect the ground under this European metropolis to be ideal for high buildings. But that is not the case; the ground there is predominantly clay.Clay has many disadvantages for high-rise construction. Described in technical jargon as "cohesive soils",