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This list of tallest buildings in Frankfurt ranks skyscrapers and high-rises in the city of Frankfurt, Germany by height. The tallest structure in Frankfurt is the Europaturm, which rises 331 metres (1,086 ft).[1] However, the observation tower is not generally considered a high-rise building as it does not have successive floors that can be occupied. The tallest habitable building in Frankfurt is the Commerzbank Tower, which rises 259 metres (850 ft) and 56 floors.[2] As of July 2008, the structure is the 101st-tallest building in the world, the third-tallest building in Europe and the tallest building in the European Union. The second-tallest building in the city is the Messeturm, which rises 257 metres (840 ft) tall and has 55 floors.[3] Nine of the ten tallest buildings in Germany are located in Frankfurt.

Frankfurt is one of the few European cities with a large cluster of high rise building in its downtown area; in many other European cities, skyscraper construction has not well received in the past due to the historical value of existing buildings. For this reason, Frankfurt is sometimes referred to as "Mainhattan" (a portmanteau of the river Main and Manhattan), and Chicago am Main.[4][5] Most of Frankfurt's downtown area was destroyed by Allied air bombardment during World War II, and only a small number of the city's landmarks were rebuilt.[6] This left ample room for and little opposition to the construction of modern high-rises in the city. Frankfurt went through a small building boom in the 1970s; during this time, the city saw the construction of nine buildings over 110 metres (360 ft) tall. From 1984 until 1993, Frankfurt went through another building boom, during which time the city's second-tallest building, Messeturm, and the third-tallest building, Westendstraße 1, were completed. The city is the site of ten skyscrapers that rise at least 150 metres (490 ft) in height, more than any other city in Germany. As of June 2008, there are 282 completed high-rises in the city.[7]

Frankfurt entered another building boom in 1997, and has seen the completion of eight buildings over 110 metres (360 ft), including the city's tallest building, the Commerzbank Tower. As of 2008, Frankfurt has three major proposals to build large skyscrapers within the next five years. The tallest of these proposals is Millennium Tower, which, if constructed, would become the new tallest building in the city and country at 369 metres (1,210 ft). If built, the skyscraper would also stand as the tallest in Europe outside of Moscow.[8] Another proposal is the Marieninsel, which, at 250 metres (820 ft), would become the city's fourth-tallest structure. A third tall proposal for the city is the MAX, which would become the city's fifth-tallest building.[9] As of July 2008, there are 85 high-rise buildings under construction, approved for construction and proposed for construction in Frankfurt.[10]

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Frankfurt skyline from south (2008-07)

Tallest buildings

The Commerzbank Tower is the tallest building in Germany and the European Union.
Messeturm, the second-tallest building in the city.
Westendstraße 1, the third-tallest building in the city.

This lists ranks Frankfurt skyscrapers that stand at least 110 m (361 feet) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. Existing structures are included for ranking purposes based on present height.

Rank Name Height
m / ft
Floors Year Notes
01.0 Europaturm[A] 331 / 1,086 1 1979 Has been the tallest structure in Frankfurt since 1979. Second-tallest free-standing observation tower in Germany, after the Fernsehturm in Berlin.[1][11]
02.01 Commerzbank Tower 259 / 850 56 1997 Has been the tallest building in Frankfurt, Germany and the European Union since 1997. Tallest building completed in the 1990s.[2][12]
03.02 Messeturm 257 / 843 55 1990 [3][13]
04.03 Westendstraße 1 208 / 682 53 1993 [14][15]
05.04 Maintower 200 / 656 55 1999 [16][17]
06.05 Trianon 186 / 610 45 1993 [18][19]
06.05 Opernturm 170 / 551 42 2009
08.06 Silver Tower 166 / 545 32 1978> Tallest building completed in the 1970s.[20][21]
09.07 Plaza Büro Center 159 / 522 47 1976 [22][23]
10.08= Deutsche Bank Twin Towers I 155 / 509 40 1984 Tallest twin towers in Frankfurt, also tallest building completed in the 1980s.[24][25]
10.08= Deutsche Bank Twin Towers II 155 / 509 38 1984 Tallest twin towers in Frankfurt, also tallest building completed in the 1980s.[25][26]
11.010 Skyper 154 / 505 38 2004 Most recent skyscraper completed in the city.[27][28]
12.011 Eurotower 148 / 486 39 1977 [29][30]
13.012 Frankfurter Büro Center 142 / 467 40 1980 [31][32]
14.013 City-Haus 142 / 466 42 1974 [33][34]
15.014 Gallileo 136 / 446 38 2003 [35][36]
16.015 Pollux 130 / 427 33 1997 [37][38]
17.016 Garden Towers 127 / 417 25 1976 [39][40]
18.017 Henninger Turm 120 / 394 33 1961 Tallest building completed in the 1960s.[41][42]
19.018 Messe Torhaus 117 / 384 30 1985 [43][44]
20.019 AfE-Turm 116 / 382 32 1972 [45][46]
21.0=20 Japan Center 115 / 377 27 1996 [47][48]
22.0=20 Parktower 115 / 377 29 1972 [49][50]
23.022 Westhafen Tower 112 / 368 31 2003 [51][52]
24.023 IBC Tower 112 / 367 30 2003 [53][54]
25.024 Eurotheum 110 / 361 31 1999 [55][56]
26.025 Büro Center Nibelungenplatz 110 / 361 27 1966 [57][58]

Tallest under construction, approved and proposed

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Under construction

Name Height
m / ft
Floors Year
(est.)
Notes
Tower 185 204 / 669 55 2011
Turm am Thurn & Taxis Platz 136 / 446 35 2009

Approved

Name Height
m / ft
Floors Year*
(est.)
Notes
European Central Bank Headquarters (Skytower) 185 / 607 43 2013? On hold
Hochhauskomplex Neue Mainzer Straße 197 / 646 55 [59]
Hochhaus Güterplatz 160 / 525 45 [60]
Grand Hyatt Hotel 150 / 492 40 2011 Construction begins 2009 [61]
Kaiserkarree 135 / 443 38 2011 Construction begins 2009 [62]

Proposed

Name Height
m / ft
Floors Year
(est.)
Notes
Millennium Tower 369 / 1,211 97 [8]
Marieninsel 250 / 820 68
MAX 228 / 64 [9]
Tower 1 212 / 696 51
Bahn-Tower 200 / 656
Neue DZ-Bank 180 /
Metzler Bank 175 / 574 44
Turmhaus 120 / 394 31
WinX Tower 40

Timeline of tallest buildings

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Frankfurt.

Name Years as tallest Height
m / ft
Floors Reference
Frankfurt Cathedral 1248–1961 95 / 310 1 [63]
Henninger Turm 1961–1974 120 / 394 33 [41]
City-Haus 1974–1976 142 / 466 42 [33]
Plaza Büro Center 1976–1978 159 / 522 47 [22]
Silver Tower 1978–1990 166 / 545 32 [20]
MesseTurm 1990–1997 257 / 843 55 [20]
Commerzbank Tower 1997–present 259 / 850 56 [2]

Notes

A. ^ The Europaturm is not a habitable building; the structure is included in this list for comparative purposes, but as it is not a high-rise it is not given a ranking. Per a ruling by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, freestanding observation towers are not considered to be buildings, as they are not fully habitable structures.

See also

References

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  2. ^ a b c "Commerzbank Tower". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=commerzbanktower-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
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  8. ^ a b "Millennium Tower". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=millenniumtower-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  9. ^ a b "MAX". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=max-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
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  12. ^ "Commerzbank Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=76. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  13. ^ "MesseTurm". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=205. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  14. ^ "Westendstraße 1". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=kr1hochhaus-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
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  16. ^ "Maintower". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=maintower-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  17. ^ "Main Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=3913. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  18. ^ "Trianon". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=trianon-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  19. ^ "Trianon". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=6730. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  20. ^ a b c "Silver Tower". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=silvertower-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  21. ^ "Silver Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=3026. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  22. ^ a b "Plaza Büro Center". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=plazabuerocenter-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  23. ^ "Plaza Büro Center". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=6987. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  24. ^ "Deutsche Bank I". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=deutschebanki-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  25. ^ a b "Deutsche Bank". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=5146. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  26. ^ "Deutsche Bank II". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=deutschebankii-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  27. ^ "Skyper". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=skyper-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  28. ^ "Skyper". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=6397. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  29. ^ "Eurotower". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=eurotower-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  30. ^ "Eurotower". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=1408. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  31. ^ "Frankfurter Büro Center". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=frankfurterbuerocenter-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  32. ^ "Frankfurter Büro Center". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=1406. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  33. ^ a b "City-Haus". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=109613. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  34. ^ "City-Haus". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=1484. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  35. ^ "Gallileo". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=gallileo-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  36. ^ "Gallileo". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=1122. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  37. ^ "Pollux". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=pollux-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  38. ^ "Pollux". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=764. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  39. ^ "Garden Towers". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=gardentowers-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  40. ^ "Garden Towers". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=1157. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  41. ^ a b "Henninger Turm". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=109745. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  42. ^ "Henninger Turm". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=765. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  43. ^ "Messe Torhaus". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=messetorhaus-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  44. ^ "Messe Torhaus". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=1407. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  45. ^ "AfE-Turm". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=afeturm-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  46. ^ "AfE-Turm". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=922. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  47. ^ "Japan Center". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=japancenter-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  48. ^ "Japan Center". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=1131. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  49. ^ "Parktower". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=dzbankamopernplatz-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  50. ^ "Parktower". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=35275. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  51. ^ "Westhafen Tower". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=westhafentower-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  52. ^ "Westhafen Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=5093. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  53. ^ "IBC Tower". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=ibctower-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  54. ^ "IBC Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=1118. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  55. ^ "Eurotheum". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=eurostreetum-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  56. ^ "Eurotheum". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=1272. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  57. ^ "Büro Center Nibelungenplatz". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=buerocenternibelungenplatz-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  58. ^ "Bürocenter Nibelungenplatz". SkyscraperPage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=1140. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  59. ^ "Hochhauskomplex Neue Mainzer Straße". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=hochhauskomplexneuemainzerstrasse-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  60. ^ "Hochhaus Güterplatz". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=hochhausgueterplatz-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  61. ^ "Grand Hyatt Hotel". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=urbanentertainmentcenter2-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  62. ^ "Kaiserkarree". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=kaiserkarree-frankfurt-germany. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  63. ^ "Frankfurt Cathedral". skyscraperpage.com. http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=28822. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 

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