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Old June 9th, 2007, 09:02 PM   #81
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agree Ramses, the location of the tower is not the best.....but still better as no tower
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Old June 9th, 2007, 09:26 PM   #82
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That's good news, thanks. The destruction of the low rise wings was already approved. But there are still some legal issues regarding the section of the hall for the new entrance. I would really appreciate seeing them clarified, and finally this project being approved, though I have no doubt it will be.

Regarding the location of the tower, it is probably the best place for such a "solitaire" building. Currently the existing highrise areas have quite some projects ongoing, so there the density will rise significant even without that project.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 04:59 PM   #83
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In a local news paper it was mentioned end of last week that the trial regarding the cut through the old wholesale market hall is taking place in August. Let us keep fingers crossed as if the former archtitects successors get right for their claims on the copyright the whole project still can fail. The ECB could then withdraw from the contract with the city under such circumstances.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 05:48 PM   #84
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From the front-side is it nice, but from the side looks the design ugly.
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Old June 19th, 2007, 08:37 AM   #85
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Racingfreak, which side do you mean exactly (in its position to the old wholesale market hall) with the front side? This tower is so different it its views and somehow offers to almost everybody a nice and also an ugly view. Amazing. I prefer the slim views from east and west alongside with the old hall and the river.
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Old June 19th, 2007, 04:32 PM   #86
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On the Impressin on the first page can you See the the tower from the side.
And that's look likes a big ugly 'wall'
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Old June 20th, 2007, 08:23 AM   #87
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Assuming that you mean this



side, I totally agree with you. It's really looking like a wall and let's say, not really nice. Instead of making it so wide they should have gone for the full height limit which would have been 200 m for the highest office floor, so something between 210 and 220 m in total. Hope they increase the height in the final design. It was already pushed up from 177 over 182 to 185 Meters while the optimization phase.

And those two views are my favorites. They are really looking awesome and with increased height it would even be perfect.


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Old June 20th, 2007, 08:23 PM   #88
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i think it'll look much better in reality
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Old June 20th, 2007, 10:39 PM   #89
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i think it'll look much better in reality
Agree, because the sides will be made of glass and not metal like in the models.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 12:30 AM   #90
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That is much better indeed. Hopefully we will get some renders with the glass.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 12:38 AM   #91
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i found this one in the german section:

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Old June 21st, 2007, 01:52 AM   #92
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With some luck you also could have found it on the page before in this thread.

But you are right, with glas it will be looking different and probably better. Anyway, we will have to wait for the final version, hopefully with some real good renders, and last not least, that the trial works out fine for this project.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 12:32 AM   #93
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A good and unique design... this is a keeper.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 04:02 AM   #94
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Omfg...
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Old July 11th, 2007, 06:53 PM   #95
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construction starts in spring 2008 - according to the fnp newspaper. we can actually change the title from pro to app ...
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Old July 11th, 2007, 08:16 PM   #96
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less than a year to wait, great!!
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Old July 11th, 2007, 10:29 PM   #97
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They are looking for a main contracter now, sounds really good. Either they are very confident to win the trial or, even better, they will build it anyway. Let's put it to approved.
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Old August 4th, 2007, 07:43 PM   #98
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If the European Central Bank is moving its headquarters from the Eurotower to the Grossmarkthalle site, won't this leave the Eurotower vacant? If so, what will the Eurotower be converted into?
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Old August 5th, 2007, 01:09 PM   #99
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The Eurotower will be renovated with new facade as far as I know. The tower is a bit dated now.
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Old August 6th, 2007, 09:56 AM   #100
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ECB is also occupying a large space in the old Commerzbank tower just over the street. This is for sure another candidate for renovation or even reconstruction. I can remember that were already plans for renovation in the past, but then the ECB went in for the time being.
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