09

Sep

How tall is the high-rise ONE FORTY WEST?

The SKYLINE ATLAS has gone on a detailed search. For the current high-rise project ONE FORTY WEST ("140 WEST"), one could assume that the building height is 140 meters (459 feet). A number of articles, among them the German Architecture Forum (in German) and Wikipedia (in German) list 140 meters as height. The problem: this

02

Jul

Financing of FOUR Frankfurt stands

The high-rise quarter FOUR in Downtown Frankfurt has reached an important milestone over the past few weeks. In mid-June, the last contracts for the overall financing of the mega-project were successfully completed. The realization of the four high-rise buildings between Junghofstrasse, Grosse Gallusstrasse and Neue Schlesingergasse is progressing according to plan in large steps. Novelty

04

Apr

The MesseTurm will be renovated from April 2019

The 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

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

13

Feb

High rents: dormitory for hotel employees takes shape

The high rents for apartments in Frankfurt are no longer just a problem for those looking for a flat. Because many people from the middle class can hardly afford life in the urban area FrankfurtRhineMain, it is becoming increasingly difficult for employers such as hotels to find new employees. The remedy is Germany's first dormitory

03

Dec

Architectural competition for tower at the central station decided

The winner of the architectural competition for the construction of the planned residential area in the GRAND CENTRAL project at Frankfurt's main station comes from the Netherlands: The Delft office Mecanoo Architecten convinced in the jury meeting of the eight-member jury and secured the first place in a high-profile competition on November 30, 2018, 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.

17

Oct

Buyers found for the Global Tower

The asset manager HANSAINVEST Real Assets GmbH from Hamburg has now acquired a 50% stake in the Global Tower project development of the GEG German Estate Group AG. Upon completion of the project in late summer 2020, she will acquire the building in full for one of her special funds. The entire project development, rental

12

Apr

FOUR Frankfurt: Timetable for Realization announced

There is news regarding the development timetable for the high-rise quarter FOUR Frankfurt. The city's construction supervisory authority gave the green light for site clearance demolition at the end of March 2018. A few days ago, the gutting of the buildings on the central-city area between Junghofstrasse, Grosse Gallusstrasse, and Neue Schlesingergasse began. Workers and

28

Mar

Facade design of DB Tower revealed

The winner of the design competition for Deutsche Bahn AG’s DB Tower in Europaviertel district has been chosen: While the building follows a design by schmidtploecker Architekten, Aldinger Architekten from Stuttgart have now provided the exterior appearance. The competition was organized by Aurelis Real Estate, in cooperation with the City of Frankfurt. The jury consisted

24

Nov

Design unveiled for the High-rise Plot 43 in Frankfurt

There has been movement in plans for a new tall building project on construction field 43 in the Europaviertel: Paulus Immobiliengruppe and its JV partner, Patron Capital Partners have commissioned the office, Eike Becker_Architekten to build a tower at Europaallee 92. These architects have previously prevailed in architectural competitions, along with the Sauerbruch Hutton, each winning

21

Aug

The tallest new high-rise buildings in an overview

More than 35 high-rise buildings are currently under construction in Frankfurt. Some are up to 228 meters high, others disappear into the skyline, but height is not everything. Aesthetics, cubature and mass play a no less important role. We have therefore asked ourselves how the highest of these projects look in comparison. The results are

20

Aug

After the Office City the Lyon Quarter comes into reality

The office town of Niederrad is changing, due to numerous residential projects. The transformation of such a large formerly purely office quarter into a mixed district is unique in Germany. It was reason enough for Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann to visit the former office town of Niederrad at the invitation of the site initiative "Neues

05

Aug

60 years bridge on the Square of the Republic

The Skyline Atlas has been researching topics on the development plans of the city of Frankfurt, looking at extensive archive material. During this time, we came across a building magazine from the 1960s (corresponding page, see above). Background: This year the so-called Hochstraße, a bridge in the Republic Square ("Platz der Republik"), celebrated its  60th year.

05

Jul

The Marienturm is slowly visible

The Marienturm at the Taunusanlage can be seen rising slowly in the Stadtraum. While the Marienforum, which is located on the Mainzer Landstraße, has already reached its full height at 10 floors, the first two upper floors appear at the Marienturm. The Marienturm is in a prominent position next to the T11, near the double

21

Mar

New Frankfurt Towers now starting

Offenbach is now Frankfurt. Frankfurt is now Offenbach! On the border to Oberrad, just off Offenbacher Gemarkung, are due to be built about 570 apartments with a connected market place. A building permit has now been awarded for 'New Frankfurt Towers'. With an investment of 300 million euros, the project developer, CG Group from Berlin

11

Feb

Bundesbank is planning a new high-rise building at the headquarters

Bundesbank plans a new high-rise building at head office, The Bundesbank, to strengthen its headquarters in Ginnheim. The previous main building, designed by ABB Apel, Beckert and Becker from 1967 to 1972, will be renovated in the coming years. The Bundesbank is already looking for an alternative location for the construction work to be launched

23

Jan

Skyscrapers: Doubtful Feelings

Tall buildings are, to a large extent, stagings and presentations of economic power. Each new design serves as an eye-catcher to exhibit a visualisation of the client's own initiative and risk profile. High-rise buildings have always been impressive, but they've also attracted criticism, far more so than other types of modern architecture in their 120-year

02

Jun

RFR is re-developing Hochhaus am Park

RFR Holding GmbH (RFR) have bought the 'Hochhaus am Park', located in the Frankfurt district of West End. The building is located in the immediate vicinity of Goethe University, between Fürstenbergstraße, Grüneburgweg and Wolfgangstraße. The property, with a total rent area of ​​32,000 m², was previously used as an office building, but is currently empty.