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

Rick Rieck

Rick Rieck is a student of building engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt and a member of the editorial team at SKYLINE ATLAS. He reports on his website and on his German-speaking YouTube channel on a wide variety of topics relating to the construction and construction industry. Every now and then, Rick Rieck also

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",


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