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Yves Sep 24, 2008 3:53 PM

New construction of Deutsche Börse headquarter (German Stock Exchange) in Frankfurt-Eschborn (;-)) has started as well. The 20-storey cube-shaped building was designed by architects KSP Engel & Zimmermann GmbH from Frankfurt/Main. 1st Picture was taken by Jürgen from

Yves Sep 24, 2008 4:13 PM

New Grand Hyatt for Frankfurt: Vivico and Hyatt International have signed a management agreement for a Grand Hyatt Hotel in the 5 star-plus category. The hotel will take the form of a tower around 160 metres high on the Osloer Strasse in Frankfurt's Europaviertel. Construction is due to start in autumn, the site is cleared already.

The tower is part of so called Skyline Plaza, formerly known as Urban Entertainment Centre (UEC), which will comprise of two towers, several smaller residential/office buildings and a shopping and congress complex.

A: Skyline Plaza office tower (212m)
B: Grand Hyatt hotel tower (150-165m)
D: site of the future millennium tower (360-389m)
E: site of the PriceWaterhouseCoopers tower (185 - 205m)
F: location of messeturm
G: location of the castor & pollux towers
H: location of recently completed mövenpick hotel
I: the future Europa Viertel (under construction)
J: future site of güterplatz-tower (165m) and the euro-park residential complex (u/c)

Yves Sep 24, 2008 4:59 PM

New tower for Deutsche Bahn AG (German Rail) near Frankfurt mainstation

Vivico has announced that the Deutsche Bahn AG would like to be the main tenant in a new developement close to the main train station in Frankfurt.

Vivico plans to erect a 200m+ tower at the former campanile-site, including office space for 3000 deutsche bahn employees and a bus terminal. There's a rumour abroad the tower could have two spires, which would make it considerably taller. A simulation of the building mass (created by newfvgffm from with 200m, 2 spires and the DB Logo in between, shows how well a building this size would fit near mainstation:

Bergenser Sep 24, 2008 8:23 PM

Good update! :)

Grumpy Sep 24, 2008 9:34 PM

The DB tower looks like the Hancock Tower in Chicago imo.

From where comes the sudden boom in FFM ?

tim Sep 24, 2008 10:15 PM

the boom isn't that sudden. many companies right now are trying to concentrate their employees in one building instead of several across the city.

the design of the bahn tower hasn't been released yet.

tim Sep 26, 2008 8:55 AM

some news: the height of T185 (u/c) has been increased by 5 floors. now probably over 200m ...

Yves Sep 26, 2008 11:28 AM

:previous: And the design will also change a little.

A rendering, which shows the entrance area of the tower:

Yves Sep 26, 2008 11:38 AM

New sports arena for Frankfurt which is planned to be build close to Commerzbank Arena. Construction could start 2009.

tim Sep 26, 2008 4:07 PM

the start of the new Europaviertel West (European Quarter West) has been announced recently - the western extension of the europaviertel development will become home to 3000 people and will hold approx. 10000 working places. the development includes a couple of midrise/highrise buildings.

some views:

more infos here:

cardiac Sep 26, 2008 4:07 PM

New T185 Design (~204m).

Posted by Schmittchen in DAF.

This building just roxx. <3

Yves Sep 26, 2008 5:10 PM

The new German Headquarter of BNP Paribas will be located in the new Europa Viertel. Completion date is scheduled for 2010.

Another map of the Europa Viertel:

Some impressions of what's going to be build there:

Grumpy Sep 26, 2008 8:10 PM

Is this tower still 'alive' ?


Originally Posted by Grumpy (Post 2725869)

Yves Sep 27, 2008 5:04 PM

Grumpy, this one is the so called MainTor. According to my informations construction could start in spring 2009 at the latest. But the development concept for the site has changed. They decreased the centrally located WinX tower building from 150 meters to around 100 meters and added two 60 m-high office blocks to create a gateway situation. All has not been said and done.

This is how it could look like:

Nexus6 Sep 28, 2008 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by Grumpy (Post 3820187)
From where comes the sudden boom in FFM ?

It is fueled by the downturn in other European markets.

Yves Sep 29, 2008 9:21 AM

New pictures of the Opernturm, taken by Tom_Green from

Yves Sep 29, 2008 12:56 PM

Tower 185:Cutting of the first sod for Frankfurt’s newest high-rise office building

Today in the Europaviertel, Vivico together with Petra Roth, Mayor of the City of Frankfurt, Hans Wagener, spokesman for the Board of Directors of Pricewaterhouse Coopers AG (PwC) and Professor Christoph Mäckler, architect, cut the first sod for Tower 185.

"The Europaviertel is reaching new heights," emphasised Bernhard H. Hansen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vivico. "Tower 185 is the first high-rise in the Europaviertel. The start of Tower 185's construction is marked by a rapidly developing Europaviertel. It is already a location for living, offices and hotels. As the next step, the Skyline Plaza with extensive shopping and meeting options will sensibly complement the usage mix in the Europaviertel."

For Hansen the Vivico project developments are sustainable investments: "The conclusion of the lease agreement with PwC before construction begins confirms our strategy of commercially sound planning and implementation." The auditing company Pricewaterhouse Coopers AG has rented around 645,000 square feet in Tower 185 for its new Frankfurt company headquarters. The sustainable approach is to be complemented by the ecological optimisation of Tower 185. Vivico is striving to achieve certification from the international seal of approval of "LEED" [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). "LEED" defines standards for environmentally-friendly, resource-saving and sustainable construction and is considered the world's most recognized benchmark for ecological real estate.

The start of construction work was symbolically celebrated with the cutting of the first sod. The initial preparatory work has been running since the start of September. The foundations are expected to be completed in February 2009. After that, the six-storey base building is to be erected, with completion planned for autumn 2010. The construction of the 50-storey tower is to be concluded by the end of 2011.

Tower 185 marks the entrance to the Europaviertel and lies directly next to the Skyline Plaza, the shopping and conference centre recently approved by the Frankfurt city councillor assembly. The address for Tower 185 is Friedrich Ebert Anlage 35-37.

The building has a total of approx. 1,445,000 square feet of gross floor space above ground, mainly for office use. More than 12,900 square feet of retail trade and restaurants on the ground floor of the base building will liven up the entire environment of Tower 185. The upper floors of the 50-storey tower will house prestigious business offices, communications and conference rooms with a unique skyline view. The tower contains a two-storey underground car park with around 550 parking spaces. The trend-setting architecture of the high-rise stems from the Frankfurt architect Professor Christoph Mäckler. It integrates itself harmoniously into the existing city panoramic view.

Yves Sep 29, 2008 3:46 PM

New pics of the Palais Quartier, taken by Tom_Green:

Two developments in one picture:Opernturm and Palais Quartier

Yves Sep 30, 2008 2:09 PM

One new picture of the Airrail Center taken by Jürgen from

And this is how it's gonna look like after completion:

KingKrunch Oct 1, 2008 8:46 AM

Opernturm construction webcam:

AirRail Center construction webcams:

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