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Old June 9th, 2013, 08:48 PM   #1
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Frankfurt Old Town reconstruction

Looks like we need a thread for this Project. A Project is underway to rebuild more parts of the old city (Altstadt) in Frankfurt. I don't have Pictures,but I found a few links.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afx-VVhA5DY
http://www.domroemer.de/site/aktuell...s/?newsId=1129
http://www.altstadtforum-frankfurt.de/
http://www.fr-online.de/frankfurt/al...,16695308.html
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Old June 9th, 2013, 11:30 PM   #2
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Frankfurt's city centr
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Old June 9th, 2013, 11:36 PM   #3
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Great idea for a new thread. Are the plans for the reconstruction comparable with what has been done in Dresden in the last ten years?


http://www.fr-online.de/image/view/2...lan-n2.JPG.jpg

Can we expect these buildings rebuilt?


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...oemer-1920.jpg


http://www.faz.net/polopoly_fs/1.645...3830373375.jpg


http://h3.abload.de/img/rebstockqf18.jpg


http://rma2k2.servepix.com/APH/FFMAK...fchen-Plan.jpg
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Old June 9th, 2013, 11:45 PM   #4
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isnt there already a thread for this somewhere? (aside from the one in the german subforum).
anyway.


like 60% of the buildings will be reconstructed. the rest will be stylised new buildings.

















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Old June 9th, 2013, 11:45 PM   #5
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Great news indeed! Let's hope they rebuild faithfully and don't get tempted to sneak in a few postmodern buildings here and there like in Dresden. Even the "blandest" classical building pulls its weight in shaping a good cityscape imo.

Edit: D'oh!
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Alas I'm not expecting anything on the scale of the Dresden reconstruction I wish they would. Even if it takes 50 years! I wonder if it's not more expense to reconstruction timber-framed properties in comparison with brick where you can just put plaster over it and largely machine-cut the stone mouldings. Don't know. If there's one German city I would love to wander around in its pre-war state it would be Frankfurt's altstadt!

Edit: looking at the artistic impressions, I'm not sure now that they'll even use timber in the reconstruction. It might just be done using bricks and concrete covered with plaster.
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I spy some post-modern 'intepretations' of jettied timber-framed housing in those artistic impressions...but it looks way better than what's there now! I'm feeling optimistic about it
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The projects look excellent. I really hope it will be carried out
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It's already in progress.

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Edit: looking at the artistic impressions, I'm not sure now that they'll even use timber in the reconstruction. It might just be done using bricks and concrete covered with plaster.
It won't.
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It's already in progress.


It won't.
Thanks for the reassurance
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Old June 10th, 2013, 11:48 AM   #11
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I was reading about this the other day! I'm really glad that they're reconstructing the House of the Golden Scales as it was probably the finest timber-framed property in pre-war Frankfurt. It's a good start and with any luck it might lead onto more reconstructions in the future. Another good thing is that they're recreating the old street plan in the area which was completely lost during the post-war reconstruction.

One area being recreated on the ground is the little square known as the Poultry Market or Hühnermarkt. Not sure how many, if any, buildings are being reconstructed around it though. At least it'll recreate a little of the intimacy of the pre-war city:

Hühnermarkt Before WW2:



Hühnermarkt After WW2:



http://butthenface2face.wordpress.co...world-war-two/


Those Pictures are very shaky
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One of the buildings already restored in Frankfurt is the Thurn and Taxis palace:



However, Frankfurt is now also a business centre filled with skyscrapers, so they had to puzzle a little (and change the building layout) to make it fit:

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The renders look good (the modern stuff isn't as bad as Dresden) but still no Salzhaus or the building next to it, which is a crime.
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Here you can take an amzing 3D online tour. There is even a 3D view from the top with the skyline in the background.

http://www.domroemer.de/panos/
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here's the area. its pretty much prepared for the start.



they are going to start with the first buildings by end of this year.
they should be finished by 2016, maybe later.


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A video is also available
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One of the buildings already restored in Frankfurt is the Thurn and Taxis palace:



However, Frankfurt is now also a business centre filled with skyscrapers, so they had to puzzle a little (and change the building layout) to make it fit:


It looks fascinating.

Frankfurt is an international capital of finance. I was wondering how the development will fit with the rest of the city. That helps me understand a bit more.
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What is remarkable is that they tored down a complete concrete monster in order to get space for the rebuild. I think the concrete monster was a "Techniacal Hochschule" or something similar buildt in the 6070's.
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was a municipal building



it was close to getting monument protection, so we favoured by fortune that one was destroyed.
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I'm so glad Frankfurt decided to reconstruct the most vital portions of its old town now.

I hope there will be more to follow.
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