However, locations such as southeast of the European District, Stiftstrasse, and the eastern city center are not considered in the new high-rise plan for 2021, although there are hardly any problems there in terms of urban planning. By the way, Florian Reineking (FDP), who was the trigger for this article, was also surprised by this. Frank Somogyi (CDU) sees it similarly, who thinks: “The area between Mainzer Landstrasse, Central Station and Hafenstrasse, which is in urgent need of renovation anyway, would actually be suitable.”
This means: the commissioned planning offices are deprived of the opportunity to actually think creatively about the high-rise development plan for 2021 due to the (too) narrow political stipulations of the high-rise locations in combination with the height limitation. A failure is therefore predictable.
The situation with the high-rise development plan 2021 is developing just like the politically caused problem with the planned High-Rise at the Molenkopf. Here, too, the location and height specifications were to blame that no creative architectural design could arise. The result was an intrusive design that is completely beyond the dimensions of the location.
City politicians are therefore well advised to have other locations for high-rise potential investigated. Nobody can seriously imagine tall skyscrapers next to the ECB, on the banks of the Main river or in established residential areas. If from now on there are mainly low high-rise buildings, Frankfurt will be a laughing stock internationally.