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Old January 28th, 2008, 07:51 AM   #81
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Old January 28th, 2008, 03:50 PM   #82
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Today's press release from Vivico Real Estate:

Vivico and Hyatt conclude agreement for Europaviertel


Frankfurt, 28 January 2008 Vivico and Hyatt International today 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 150 metres high on the Osloer Strasse in Frankfurt's Europaviertel.

Bernhard H. Hansen, Chief Executive Officer of Vivico, emphasized the following points on signing the agreement: "Vivico is proud of acquiring the highly renowned global operator Hyatt for the prestigious location of Frankfurt and the Europaviertel." Hansen believes Hyatt's investment underscores the quality of the regenerating district and highlights the significance of the Europaviertel for Frankfurt.

"We are delighted that our new hotel will secure a foothold for us in the important banking and conference centre of Frankfurt", said Gebhard Rainer, Managing Director Hyatt International Europe, Africa, Middle East. "Our innovative and modern product which meets the highest international standards is eminently suited to Frankfurt. The Grand Hyatt Frankfurt will form the ideal complement to our existing range of successful hotels in Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin, Mainz, as well as the one due for completion in Düsseldorf in 2010, and will strengthen our position in the German market." To date, the Hyatt Group has only had one premium-brand "Grand Hyatt" hotel in Germany, notably in Berlin.

The conclusion of the agreement was initiated by Viador, a joint venture between the Feuring Group and Vivico, established as recently as 2007. Viador will continue to supervise the project and operations. Vivico will be in charge of constructing the hotel until it is ready for handover in turnkey condition. The next step will be the architectural design; the building application is to be submitted before the end of 2008. The hotel tower is scheduled for completion in 2011/2012.

The tower will cover a gross floor area of approx. 54,300 square metres. Facilities including around 405 rooms, restaurants, bars and a fitness and wellness area put the hotel firmly in the premium category. There are also plans to build a publicly accessible visitor centre offering views of Frankfurt's skyline.



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Old January 28th, 2008, 04:00 PM   #83
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Nice to get a new Grand Hyatt in Frankfurt.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 04:07 PM   #84
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Old January 28th, 2008, 04:44 PM   #85
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here are some (old) renderings of the hyatt hotel uec2 tower...dont know if posted here yet.. hope the design won`t get changed...





i also made a quick&dirty map, showing all proposals of this area

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Old January 28th, 2008, 05:09 PM   #86
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The ABB design from 2000 was already shown on the second page of this thread, but it couldn't harm. Hopefully they will not change it too much.

Nice visualization, really not bad for q&d. From that angle PwC and MattheusChurch towers would be appear much higher. PwC would alomost cover Tower 1.

Just good, that they canceled the Grand Hyatt project in the city centre. It wouldn't have been a scyscraper! Hopefully the mentioned visitors centre will be on the top. At least the last sentence of the release implies that.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 08:13 PM   #87
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Yep, it does. Let's see!

Another real good news out of that release is, that this project will not change the office market which is still scarce of high quality office space in skyscrapers. And last not least, this can only mean that the rest of UEC is also built.

As this project will be hand over to Hyatt at completion, it is probably worth to put it in a separate thread.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 10:04 PM   #88
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another step taken, i hope it ain't so much more steps till we see the rise of the Millennium Tower!
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Old January 28th, 2008, 11:56 PM   #89
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Really good news, but the best is it will have an publik observasion deck, must be a great view over to the banking district !!!
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Old January 29th, 2008, 12:38 AM   #90
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Excellent news.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 01:05 PM   #91
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any idea how tall it is going to be? I heard 150, 160 and 165m so far ...
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Old January 29th, 2008, 01:42 PM   #92
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Old January 29th, 2008, 10:12 PM   #93
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article from Skyscrapernews:

Frankfurt Approves 212m Tall Jean Nouvel Tower
Published on 2008-01-29 by Skyscrapernews.com


After several years of arguments, approval has finally been given to a new project for Frankfurt.

Named the Urban Entertainment Centre or to save time, words and delay the onset of carpel tunnel syndrome, UEC, it will comprise of two towers and several smaller residential buildings.

The towers designed by French architect Jean Nouvel will stand at 212 metres and 160 metres the tallest allocated to office space and the second housing a hotel. This will be a Grand Hyatt hotel and offer patrons five star luxury along with 450 rooms, fitness and well being centre as well as restaurants and bars. A visitors centre open to the public is also under consideration to allow the average Joe to enjoy the spectacular views from the top of the tower.

The towers will stand amongst smaller buildings that will provide accommodation, entertainment and shopping facilities for the site. Located next door to the famous post-modern Messe Turm, it will be the centrepiece of the inner-city redevelopment project called Europaviertel ( European Quarter) which will replace old cargo rail terminals and tracks.

The towers are quite simple in design, seemingly slim looking from the front they taper outwards at the back creating a sort of rounded off slim triangle. Both sport the ever popular sleek glass facades which are clearly not modelled on Germany's most popular and hairy superstar David Hasselhoff but rather on Nouvel's love of glass.

The facades will allow passers-by to have a snoop at what is going on in the building whilst giving workers of the office tower and patrons of the hotel lovely views of the surrounding city.

Developers Vivico hope to begin construction in spring of this year, although the office tower may not start until a main tenant can be hooked and landed.


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Old January 30th, 2008, 12:47 AM   #94
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wow!some really great news for frankfurt..lets hope the ofice tower will be built too,but it looks good for frankfurt definetily
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Old January 30th, 2008, 04:29 PM   #95
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@ derUlukai

Great visualization, thanks for that. I would, however, add the text for the "Urban Entertainment Center (UEC)" to the picture as the developer Vivico has confirmed that the Grand Hyatt tower and the shopping center will be built simultaneously.

The UEC was most likely employed as a major incentive to get Grand Hyatt to build its tower. Also, PriceWaterHouseCoopers may have waited for the positive news on the UEC in order to sign on to their new neighboring tower.

I'm very much looking forward to the official renders. I'm sure the Grand Hyatt will get a renowned architect/memorable architecture while PWC is likely to prefer a stone clad building instead of the standard (bland) glass facade.

All in all, this is great news given the fact that the global economy is showing signs of a "soft landing" (only 10 days ago the construction of the new Kaiserkaree tower was confirmed, as well). This shows that investors have confidence in Frankfurt's staying power and financial prowess in spite of challenging times.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 07:27 PM   #96
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wow!some really great news for frankfurt..lets hope the ofice tower will be built too,but it looks good for frankfurt definetily
frankfurt definitely needs a new 200m + tower
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Old January 30th, 2008, 10:25 PM   #97
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Id rather see many midrises to fill the gaps between the existing towers.

according to hyatt the tower will be 165m tall

http://www.hyattpressroom.com/Displa...ID=2842226&ar=
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Old January 31st, 2008, 02:45 AM   #98
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@ derUlukai

Great visualization, thanks for that. I would, however, add the text for the "Urban Entertainment Center (UEC)" to the picture as the developer Vivico has confirmed that the Grand Hyatt tower and the shopping center will be built simultaneously.

The UEC was most likely employed as a major incentive to get Grand Hyatt to build its tower. Also, PriceWaterHouseCoopers may have waited for the positive news on the UEC in order to sign on to their new neighboring tower.

I'm very much looking forward to the official renders. I'm sure the Grand Hyatt will get a renowned architect/memorable architecture while PWC is likely to prefer a stone clad building instead of the standard (bland) glass facade.

All in all, this is great news given the fact that the global economy is showing signs of a "soft landing" (only 10 days ago the construction of the new Kaiserkaree tower was confirmed, as well). This shows that investors have confidence in Frankfurt's staying power and financial prowess in spite of challenging times.
I am very much looking forward to this development as well. I hope the UEC will be suitably impressive for this site.
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Old March 13th, 2008, 05:36 PM   #99
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good news guys

Heute wurde auf der MIPIM in Cannes der Durchbruch geschafft: Frankfurts Oberbürgermeisterin Petra Roth, Baudezernent Edwin Schwarz, Vivico-Geschäftsführer Gerhard Hansen, ECE-Chef Alexander Otto sowie der Geschäftsführer der Frankfurter Messe Michael v. Zitzewitz haben am Frankfurt-Stand den endgültigen Start für das UEC-Projekt verkündet. Statt des ursprünglich geplanten Kinokomplexes wird es nun neben dem Shopping Center ein Kongreßzentrum geben. Betreiber des Kongreßzentrums wird die Messe Frankfurt GmbH. ECE-Chef Alexander Otto präsentierte erstmals den neuen Namen für das Großprojekt: "Skyline Plaza".

"Noch im Herbst dieses Jahres soll der Baustart für die neue Attraktion in der Frankfurter City erfolgen", so Oberbürgermeisterin Petra Roth. "In unseren Köpfen ist der Grundstein schon gelegt", bekräftigte Stadtrat Schwarz; der bereits vor Monaten von den Projektpartnern eingereichte Bauvorbescheidsantrag werde nun umgehend positiv beschieden. Schwarz gab ein klares "Ja!" zu den Plänen des Architekten Jordan.

Das als "Urban Entertainment Center" gestartete Projekt hat eine lange und bewegte Geschichte hinter sich. Vivico und ECE wollen ein einzigartiges Kongress- und Erlebniszentrum errichten. "Es wird Einrichtungen für Wellness und Freizeit geben, einen Dachgarten mit Amphitheater sowie Außengastronomie", so Gerd Seitz vom ECE-Beirat. Das Investitionsvolumen beträgt rund 330 Millionen Euro. Teil des Plans ist auch der Bau eines Grand Hyatt Hotels - neben Berlin das zweite und größte in Deutschland.

Die nun gefundene Lösung wurde in den vergangenen Wochen gemeinsam mit der Frankfurter Messegesellschaft entwickelt. Die Verbindung von Einkaufszentrum, Hotel und Kongresszentrum verspricht erhebliche Synergieeffekte, von denen alle Nutzungen profitieren.

Quelle: Presse- und Informationsamt Stadt Frankfurt am Main


so the new name is "skyline plaza"
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Old March 13th, 2008, 06:03 PM   #100
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In short form and in english:
UEC will be built.
They start in autumn 2008.
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