Essential Architecture-  Frankfort on the Main (Frankfurt am Main)

Maintower

architect

 

location

Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany

date

1996-9

style

Modern

construction

The building is 200 metres tall (including the transmission tower 240 metres) and has 5 underground floors and 56 above-ground stories. It also has two public viewing platforms.

type

Office Building
 
 
 
 
The Maintower was built between 1996 and 1999 and contains the Landesbank of Hesse and Thuringia (Helaba) and a television studio of the Hessischer Rundfunk, among other enterprises. During weather reports by the television station, the weather reporter stands on the top of the building.

The foyer of the building has two art pieces accessible to the public: the video installation by Bill Viola "The World of Appearances" and the wall mosaic by Stephan Huber "Frankfurter Treppe / XX. Jahrhundert" (Translation: "Frankfurt's Steps/20th Century")

The tower's design features what appears to be two connected towers. The smaller of the two is of a cuboid shape and a design common to 1970s architecture. The second and tallest of the two towers is a circular tower with an entire blue glass exterior which features the transmission tower on top.
 

links

 
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