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Tallest Frankfurt High-rises Over Time

This page shows a list of the tallest high-rise buildings of their time in the Frankfurt city region, which were built between 1950 and today. The list is sorted in descending order by building height. Buildings that have been completely renovated in the meantime are treated as removed because their basic building properties have changed.

The precursors to high-rise development are not included in this list

  • Mousonturm (33 meters – 8 floors – 1923-1926)
  • IG Farben House (35 meters – 7 floors – 1928-1930)
  • Gewerkschaftshaus (31 meters – 9 floors – 1929-1931)

, since these buildings have less than 10 floors and therefore no longer represent a tall building. Also not included are

  • the former brewery silo Henninger Tower (120 meters – 1959-1961)
  • the FrankfurtTelevision Tower (331 meters – 1976-1979)

, because these are not multi-storey buildings. Until the formerly existing Henninger Tower was built in 1961, the Frankfurt Cathedral was the tallest building in the city.

Legend: completed skyscrapers | tall buildings under construction | planned high-rise buildings | all tall buildings | Towers in the past

# Image Project Name and Address Information Height Floors Year
1. MesseTurm in Frankfurt am Main MesseTurm
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49
Frankfurt am Main
Status: completed
Usage: commercial office
Style: postmodern
256.5 m 55 fl 1990
2. Dresdner-Bank-Hochhaus in Frankfurt am Main Dresdner-Bank-Hochhaus
Jürgen-Ponto-Platz 1
Frankfurt am Main
Status: removed
Usage: office
Style: modern
166.3 m 32 fl 1978
3. Plaza Büro Center in Frankfurt am Main Plaza Büro Center
Hamburger Allee 2-4
Frankfurt am Main
Status: removed
Usage: hotel,rental office,public parking
Style: modern
162.0 m 47 fl 1976
4. Hochhaus Platz der Republik in Frankfurt am Main Hochhaus Platz der Republik
Platz der Republik 6
Frankfurt am Main
Status: removed
Usage: office
142.8 m 42 fl 1974
5. AfE-Turm in Frankfurt am Main AfE-Turm
Senckenberganlage 13-17
Frankfurt am Main
Status: destroyed
Usage: university
Style: brutalist
116.4 m 32 fl 1972
6. SGZ-Bank in Frankfurt am Main SGZ-Bank
Bockenheimer Anlage 44
Frankfurt am Main
Status: destroyed
Usage: commercial office
115.0 m 29 fl 1972
7. Shell-Hochhaus in Frankfurt am Main Shell-Hochhaus
Nibelungenplatz 3
Frankfurt am Main
Status: destroyed
Usage: office
90.0 m 28 fl 1966
8. Fernmeldehochhaus in Frankfurt am Main Fernmeldehochhaus
Große Eschenheimer Straße 14
Frankfurt am Main
Status: destroyed
Usage: commercial office
Style: modern
69.0 m 12 fl 1954
9. Zürich-Haus in Frankfurt am Main Zürich-Haus
Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4
Frankfurt am Main
Status: destroyed
Usage: commercial office
Style: international style
68.0 m 19 fl 1962
10. Neptun-Hochhaus in Frankfurt am Main Neptun-Hochhaus
Weißfrauenstraße 9
Frankfurt am Main
Status: destroyed
Usage: commercial office
Style: modern
48.0 m 13 fl 1953
11. Zentrale der Rhein-Main Bank in Frankfurt am Main Zentrale der Rhein-Main Bank
Kaiserstraße 34
Frankfurt am Main
Status: destroyed
Usage: commercial office
48.0 m 12 fl 1951
12. AEG-Hochhaus in Frankfurt am Main AEG-Hochhaus
Theodor-Stern-Kai 1
Frankfurt am Main
Status: destroyed
Usage: commercial office
Style: early modern
43.0 m 12 fl 1951
Source: Tall buildings in Greater Frankfurt Area (via Phorio)

High-rise Map - High-rise Development in Frankfurt in the History (tall buildings which are existing, were demolished or replaced)

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