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Commerzbank Zentrale

Am Kaiserplatz, 60005
Frankfurt Germany

Construction Dates
Floor Count53
Basement Floors2
Floor Area86,000 m²
Building Uses
 - office
 - communication
 - garden
 - parking garage
 - restaurant
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - atrium
 - pole
Architectural Style
 - modern
 - structural expressionism
 - glass
 - steel
 - aluminium
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Antenna985 ft
Roof849 ft
Top floor622 ft

Architect: Sir Norman Foster & Partners
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners with Krebs & Keifer
Mechanical Engineer: J. Roger Preston with P&A Petterson Ahrens
Electrical Engineering: Schad & Hölzel
Construction Manager: Weidleplan
Developer: Commerzbank
Lifts: Jappsen & Stangier

Tallest Building in Europe from 1997 to 2003.

A triangular atrium rises through the center of the Commerzbank Tower from floor one, ther divided by glass partitions. The atrium opens to the exterior wall at different levels, forming 9 large gardens.

In 1997 it became the tallest building in Europe and Frankfurt, passing the nearby MesseTurm by a mere two meters.

The Commerzbank Tower dosnt have an observatory, Only the plaza level of Commerzbank's tower is open to the public.

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