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

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,

09

Sep

How tall is the high-rise ONE FORTY WEST?

The 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

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

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

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.

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

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