What Were the Frankfurt House Fights?

The Frankfurt House Fights (in German: "Frankfurter Häuserkampf") took place in the 1970s and included protest movements, rallies and demonstrations, especially by left-wing political activists. The protests were primarily directed against the speculation of land in Frankfurt's Westend district. The Frankfurt House Fights mark the beginning of the German squatter movement and the beginning of

Interview with Dr. Felix Schwenke

Home > Magazin > Interviews > Dr. Felix Schwenke Offenbach on the Move - How the Booming City Is Getting Fit for the Future Interview with Lord Mayor Dr. Felix Schwenke The city of Offenbach is located directly east of Frankfurt. Offenbach has around 130,000 inhabitants and has grown by around 10,000 in the last

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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

High-rise Am Roemerhof

At the western end of the European Quarter (Europaviertel), around 2,000 new apartments are to be built on what is today the bus depot of the Frankfurter Verkehrsgesellschaft (VGF), Frankfurt's public transportation operator. In June 2020, head of planning Mike Josef (SPD) presented the planning for the Roemerhof project together with head of traffic Klaus

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Mar

Does Frankfurt need a commuter tax?

You currently read on a weekly basis about rising prices for real estate. Regardless of whether it is for condominiums or if you live for rent: property prices have almost doubled in many areas of the Frankfurt city region. Although a lot is being built, high-priced apartments or micro-apartments are often built. More and more

Campanile

Campanile was a skyscraper up to 220 meters (722 feet) high, which was to be created in various planning variants in Frankfurt from the early 1980s, but was ultimately not built. A plot of land was planned for the Campanile tower south of the main train station (Hauptbahnhof), on which a parking space had been

RIVERPARK Tower

The RIVERPARK Tower transforms the former office high-rise of Union Investment during a major renovation into an extraordinary landmark and residential tower with premium units and a boarding house. With its spectacular open architecture, star architect Ole Scheeren is implementing his first project in Germany located on the northern bank of the river Main. Project

High-Rise Master Plan 2021

Using the high-rise master plan 2021, the City of Frankfurt wants to express its political opinion on how and where new skyscrapers are to be built in the future. Using this instrument investors and clients can better orient themselves. The planning department is currently working on updating the high-rise development plan 2000, which was updated

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Jun

New City District for Frankfurt Planned in the Northwest

Frankfurt is finally deciding to expand in order to allow for further growth of inhabitants, with a new city district now revealed. Mayor Peter Feldmann (SPD) presented the proposal of the Roman coalition of CDU, SPD and Greens for the location of the new district. In the west of the Frankfurt city area, the new

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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

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May

Mike Josef wants to restrict high-rise buildings

The Frankfurt 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.