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Old November 14th, 2006, 09:30 PM   #1
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FRANKFURT | Neue Mainzer Strasse 55 - 57 | 197m | 55 fl | App

NEUE MAINZER 55 - 57

LOCATION:Frankfurt, Banking Distrist, Neue Mainzer Strasse 55 - 57
FLOORS:55
HEIGHT:197m (646.2ft)
ARCHITECT:KSP - Engel & Zimmermann
FACTS:
  • twin-tower structure, 5th tallest skyscraper in the city
  • a 9 storey building (already empty) needs to be demolished to make way for the development
  • project has been approved, construction could start immediately
  • the office space is currently being marketed
  • Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) wanted to rent over 400,000 sq ft there, but decided to go with a neighbouring project, the 170m (558ft) OpernTurm, resulting in construction of the 44 storey tower (about to start) - taking up the last big contiguous office space in the Banking District
  • the chances of finding an anchor-tenant are pretty good, considering the improving real estate market and the shortage of contiguous office space in the financial heart of the city, aswell as the fact that several firms are currently looking for office space in the range of 300,000sq ft or more

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Old November 14th, 2006, 09:38 PM   #2
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Spectacular design:o Frankfurt doesnt get many new building as other cities have. So this would be great news
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Old November 14th, 2006, 09:53 PM   #3
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very nice, congratulations to frankfurt!
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Old November 14th, 2006, 10:04 PM   #4
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I like how there's tiny little houses next to them
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Old November 14th, 2006, 10:40 PM   #5
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those tiny little houses are 6 - 10 floors high

the only really tiny building is the white one to the right of the cross (location of the project) - it's a historic building. the other buildings to the right will eventually be replaced by a twin-tower



this photo there shows the "tiny" historic buildings:

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=...nkfurt-germany

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Old November 14th, 2006, 10:47 PM   #6
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Beautiful! A great addition to the Frankfurt skyline!
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Old November 15th, 2006, 12:04 AM   #7
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A nice design and a perfect height. Go Frankfurt!
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Old November 15th, 2006, 01:33 AM   #8
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Are you really sure this is going to be constructed in the near future HD ????

I mean this one was proposed 4 Years ago and was completly dead. Do you have any official sources, i mean it would be so damn grat but i dont really believe it till iget something officiel .
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Old November 15th, 2006, 01:53 AM   #9
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I like it because it belongs.

But I'm from Toronto where the best of Mies, Pei etc. filled our core 35 years ago, so now anything rectangular becomes another "box".

But... it does look good. Just add a forest of spires (cosmetic, not functional) on the roof and no-one will criticize the tower.
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Old November 15th, 2006, 02:05 AM   #10
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Beautiful building! I think it will fit in perfectly with the rest of the skyline.
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Old November 15th, 2006, 02:53 AM   #11
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It would look wonderful if built in the eighties.
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Old November 15th, 2006, 03:17 AM   #12
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Nice tower!!!!!
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Old November 15th, 2006, 06:58 AM   #13
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HT: there is no official announcement when construction will start. what we know though is that the office space is being marketed by atleast two real estate companies, and that is new. this tower could start immediately, like the OpernTurm, which wasn't supposed to start in the next 3 years, but then surprisingly an anchor-tenant was found. the chances for an anchor-tenant for this project are very good

elliot: this is not just another box, it's actually 2 boxes with a 200m tall connecting part and it's not like there are many boxes in frankfurt



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Old November 15th, 2006, 07:17 AM   #14
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This tower is great. I also hope that they will start with the EZB Tower and the Opernturm. I hope that Frankfurt will boom again in terms of skyscrapers.
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Old November 15th, 2006, 12:11 PM   #15
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Finally a new wonderful highrise developement for Frankfurt!
It will be a great addition to the banking district.
Thx for the information HD!
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Old November 15th, 2006, 06:38 PM   #16
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wow! the mid-area with the glass is cool
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Old November 15th, 2006, 06:53 PM   #17
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hehe,the new fraspa tower..nice one!
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Old November 15th, 2006, 07:51 PM   #18
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Great! The design is simple but the cladding looks to be of high quality.
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Old November 15th, 2006, 08:23 PM   #19
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Really adorable design. Not too much over the top, but still quite unique. That's how Frankfurt's doing it.
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Old November 15th, 2006, 08:45 PM   #20
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great new addition to Frankfurt큦 skyline
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