01

Sep

Tower at the Old Police Headquarters in Frankfurt: Winner Presented

The area of the former police headquarters in Frankfurt (top left in the picture), which has not been developed for a long time, is to be rebuilt. For many years there was a dispute between the State of Hesse and the City of Frankfurt about the project. The property is currently owned by the project

30

Aug

High Expectations and a Lust for Returns: CA Immo’s Difficult Decision

There is movement in the Millennium Tower project. Since its original presentation in 1998, the Millennium Tower has fascinated and moved people, and not just in Frankfurt. Proposed in the 1998 high-rise development plan, the tower was originally supposed to reach 369 meters (1,210 feet) and was intended to be Europe's tallest skyscraper. What remains

21

Aug

The Tallest Skyscraper in the World Is in Frankfurt

The tallest skyscraper in the world is currently called Burj Khalifa and is 828 meters (2,716 feet) high. This super high tower is located in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and was built by the project developer Emaar Properties according to plans by the architect Adrian Smith from the American architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.

14

Aug

We’re crafting the Frankfurt skyline!

Tall buildings fascinate people. This was the case with the pyramids, then with churches, and it is particularly true of skyscrapers today. No city in Central Europe has such a compact high-rise skyline as Frankfurt. The skyline has become the trademark of the hip European metropolis.In times of Covid-19, people are more dependent on digital

10

Jan

Frankfurt and Brexit

Following the Conservatives' clear victory in the UK election in December 2019, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reaffirmed his plan to lead Britain out of the EU by the end of January 2020. With the clear victory, a second referendum on leaving the EU is now clearly off the table. Boris Johnson now wants

12

Dec

Frankfurt Today and in the Future

A few dozen tall buildings are currently under construction or planned in the urban area of Frankfurt. But it is not always easy to detect what the current construction progress or planning status is for a property. This information is neither available on Wikipedia nor accessible from the City of Frankfurt. Even die-hard real estate

23

Nov

What’s up With Our Architecture?

People from all over the world are fascinated by Frankfurt. Not just because of the skyscrapers, but also because of them. We think of specific skyscrapers that have shaped and promoted the acceptance of tall buildings in Frankfurt over many decades.Buildings such as MesseTurm, Commerzbank Tower and Westend 1 are distinctively and for everyone recognizably

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 freeway, 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,

09

Sep

How tall is the high-rise ONE FORTY WEST?

SKYLINE ATLAS has gone on a detailed search and has created surprise and frustration. For the current high-rise project ONE FORTY WEST ("140 WEST"), one could assume that the building height is 140 meters (459 feet). Also the owner hausinvest (in German), the BILD Newspaper (in German), the CTBUH* and Wikipedia* (in German) list 140

13

Jul

Frankfurt City Tour in a Different Way

Frankfurt is booming: The population of Frankfurt is going up and up. The number of overnight guests is at a 10-year high. The airport breaks one record after another. As more and more investments flow into Frankfurt real estate, how do investors get local information apart from KPIs, fact sheets, and investment plans?SKYLINE ATLAS is

08

Jun

Magnus Kaminiarz is dead

The well-known Frankfurt-based architect Magnus Kaminiarz died in April 2019 at the age of 54 years. Mr. Kaminiarz became known to the public primarily through the skyscrapers EDEN and Grand Tower he designed. The architectural design for the Grand Tower has won several architectural prizes lately and is currently Germany's highest residential tower. The Frankfurt

01

Jun

Comment on the High-Rise Master Plan 2021

Experts see the high-rise master plan as a double-edged sword: the idea of ​​high-rise limitations is fundamentally welcome, for example to protect certain residential areas, but the implementation has not yet been stringent. The problem is that certain locations are cemented for decades and can bypass the requirements. In the last 10 years, many unimaginative

04

Apr

MesseTurm will be renovated from April 2019

The MesseTurm skyscraper, 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,

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

18

Oct

Foundation stone laid for high-rise ONE

The Austrian project developer CA Immo today laid the foundation stone for the ONE skyscraper project near the MesseTurm. Together with representatives of the City of Frankfurt, the hotel lessee NH Hotel Group, the architects Meurer Generalplaner and the shell manufacturer Hochtief Building, the foundation stone was laid for the office and hotel tower ONE.

11

Sep

GEG Real Estate Group acquires the Garden Tower

The GEG German Estate Group AG from Frankfurt has acquired the Garden Tower in the center of Frankfurt's banking district. The skyscraper can be found in the Neue Mainzer Strasse 46-50 (corner Neue Schlesingergasse). The total investment volume is around EUR 275 million. The three main tenants on the 27,500 square meters (296,000 square feet)

21

Jul

Morgan Stanley apparently rents space in Frankfurt’s OmniTurm

Brexit is beginning to throw more and more shadows ahead. This could become the first rental in Frankfurt, clearly partly due to Brexit: according to media reports, Morgan Stanley is to occupy several floors in the high-rise project OmniTurm. So far, it is unclear where Morgan Stanley would go if the planned UK exit from

02

Jul

Someone from Frankfurt is visiting London, skyscrapers and Brexit

SKYLINE ATLAS is looking for traces in terms of Brexit and urban development. An on-site visit to London by an employee of J.P. Morgan: It is a Saturday morning. I am flying British Airways from Frankfurt to London at 7.15. After more than an hour flight I arrived: I do not land in Heathrow this

28

Jun

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

The waiting is over in regards of the Tower One. 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 begin in summer,

31

May

Foundation laid officially at OmniTurm

On 31 May 2017, the official foundation stone of the OmniTurm on the Neue Mainzer Strasse street took place. Participants included project developer Tishman Speyer from New York City, as well as the architect Bjarke Ingels. Frankfurt's Head of Planning Mike Josef (SPD) said "the OmniTurm is a high-rise, as we imagine it as a

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