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Old August 1st, 2007, 09:29 AM   #1
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FRANKFURT | Tower 185 | 200m | 50 fl | Com

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2008: TOWER 185

the design of the tower has been changed slightly: 5 floors have been added to the cylindrical glas clad top, which increased the height of the tower to approx. 200m






UPDATE MAY 30TH, 2008: TOWER 185














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Frankfurt, May 30, 2008. Vivico is responsible for one of Frankfurt's new multi-storey office blocks - Tower 185 - in the Europaviertel. The auditing company PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (PwC) is letting around 60,000 sqm in Tower 185 for its new Frankfurt headquarters. A contract has already been signed.

Tower 185, which is to be located on the street Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage, includes a total of 116,000 sqm (around 1,250,000 square feet) of gross floor space. By renting out part of Tower 185 to PwC, Vivico has concluded the largest contract in the Frankfurt office market in recent years.

At a press conference at which both Vivico and PwC were represented, Edwin Schwarz, head of the planning department, emphasized its significance for the city: "The Europaviertel is one of the largest urban development projects in the whole of Germany and the most important development area in Frankfurt. That's why I'm particularly pleased that, with Tower 185, an additional project will be carried out at the entrance to Europaviertel between Messe (trade fair venue) and Bankenviertel (financial district). This project is a significant step in the development of the new city district. I would like to thank both the investor Vivico and the tenant PwC for their faith in Frankfurt as a skyscraper location.

Hans Wagener, spokesman for the Board of Directors of PWC, about the move of the company's headquarters: "Due to our continuous growth, the number of people we employ in Frankfurt has increased to over 2,600, meaning that we had to rent three buildings in Mertonviertel. We will be able to reunite our Frankfurt team under one roof on Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage. Its proximity to the main railway station and its convenient transport links is an important plus factor for many of our employees. Overall, the move is a clear sign of our faith in Frankfurt as a business location."

Bernhard H. Hansen, CEO of Vivico, explained that the dynamic development of the entire Europaviertel will be continued: "We are already able to speak of a real success story: With Tower 185 we are now building the first skyscraper in the Europaviertel. We are particularly pleased to be able to welcome PwC as a tenant. Such a client proves that Frankfurt is an international business location and speaks for the growing reputation of the Europaviertel."

The address of Tower 185 is Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37. The building also stands on Hohenstaufenstrasse and Osloer Strasse. The banking district and the main railway station are within walking distance, and connections to public transport and the airport are outstanding. Tower 185 marks the entrance to the Europa*viertel and is located next to the Skyline Plaza, the planned shopping and events centre. The tower owes its name to its height of 185 metres (approx 606 feet). Tower 185 consists of a horse-shoe-shaped plinth building with a natural stone faade. Two multi-storey sections with an aluminium and glass faade arise from this; they surround a glazed middle section. Together they form the actual tower.

The building has a total of approx. 116,000 sqm of gross floor space above ground. PwC is renting out over 60,000 sqm of this for its Frankfurt headquarters. The international estate agents Knight Frank provided advice with the conclusion of the contract. In the six-storey plinth building there will be a canteen for employees of PwC as well as offices and the conference centre. A central urban entrance square leads into a six-storey foyer and so connects Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage with the Europaviertel.

More than 1,200 sqm of retail space and restaurants on the ground floor of the plinth building will invite lingering and will enable people to experience the overall atmosphere of Tower 185. In the upper floors of the 50 storey tower, there will be prestigious board, communication and conference rooms with a unique view of the skyline of Frankfurt. The tower contains a two-storey underground car park with around 550 parking places.

The architecture was designed by the Frankfurt architect Professor Christoph Mckler. His design was chosen within the framework of a competitive multiple commission. The form of Mckler's idea stems from rematerialised modernity; it stands for both timeless elegance and the sustainable use of resources that are becoming scarce.

Vivico will bear responsibility for Tower 185 until the keys are handed over. The building application will be submitted in spring 2008. Work will begin on preparing the land in August, in order that excavation work can begin in autumn 2008. The plinth building should be finished in autumn 2010, the tower itself at the end of 2011. Work has begun on marketing the remaining 30,000 sqm of office space in Tower 185.

source: VIVICO REAL ESTATE




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The new boom continues: surprising new project revealed

The developer VIVICO revealed plans for a 185m tall tower near the MesseTurm and just across the street from FRANKFURT | UEC | 212m | 52 fl | 160m | 40 fl | App from the same developer, which also will start in 2008.

The project contains a 75,000 sq m (807,293 sq ft) tower and a 35,000 sq m (376,737 sq ft) lowrise building.
The anchor tenant is PricewaterhouseCoopers who signed a lease for 65,000 sq m (700,000 sq ft) of office space. Construction is due to start in 2008, end in 2010.
The construction site has been cleared a few weeks ago. A rendering has not been published yet.

With this project Frankfurt could have approx. 6 new 150m+ (500ft+) towers u/c by the end of 2008. This number could change though - analysts expect more surprising new projects.

The rendering from VIVICO shows the location of the project in relation to the MesseTurm and the UEC Towers. The orange site has been cleared by now.


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Old August 1st, 2007, 10:15 AM   #2
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wonderful, frankfurt is booming !!
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Old August 1st, 2007, 10:48 AM   #3
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Fantastic news!

And it is one of the projects nobody really had on its bill, also not PWC. They had to catch up in terms of a representative and attractive location with KPMG, which are moving into the AirRail Center being developed at the airport, and Ernest &Young which just moved into a newly built location one year ago.

The newspaper article also mentions that the plans for UEC Tower 1 are quite far in the meanwhile.

For sure this is not the last announcment for this year. I would bet on more than only one on top. The demand of high quality office(!) space, especially in scyscrapers, is huge. Real estate analysts were mentioned a figure of up to 300.000 sqm actually missing on market. Everything else, like UEC Tower 2 which will be hotel, or the WinX Tower when getting approved is not included.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 11:14 AM   #4
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I just can't wait for the first renderings

Maybe we will get a double tower as seen in here?
http://www.deutsches-architektur-for...1&postcount=42
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Old August 1st, 2007, 11:24 AM   #5
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Great news!!
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Old August 1st, 2007, 11:36 AM   #6
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Great!

Finally the Europaviertel is developing rapidly with the UEC shopping mall and the new towers.
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would be awesome.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 12:56 PM   #8
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surprising news
I am sure as well that there are more projects to be announced soon.
Can't wait for the rendering, ABB designed something a few years ago, who knows...

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One thing I definitely love of Frankfurt is the perfect order in which these highrises have been built and are under construction. Not a fast, crappy boom as Dubai, but a logical and good looking development. love it really!
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Old August 1st, 2007, 11:36 PM   #10
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Superb! Great news for Frankfurt.
Franfurt strikes back in the "competition" with rotterdam, paris, (london). Great!
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 02:15 AM   #11
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Looks like a good project.
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surprising news
I am sure as well that there are more projects to be announced soon.
Can't wait for the rendering, ABB designed something a few years ago, who knows...

Just hope they dont demolish the church. Would be a nice contrast with the glass tower.
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 10:25 AM   #13
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Amazing news, Frankfurt strikes back! I love nearly all the projects at the moment so will have to come see them in a few years!
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Amazing news!
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 01:32 PM   #15
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Just hope they dont demolish the church. Would be a nice contrast with the glass tower.
the church is scheduled for disposition to make place for another planned skyscraper since about 7years for now.. although in the last months some architects talked about the possibility to retain the church and use it as entrance for the skyscraper.. (sounds sort of crazy to me.. )
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 12:40 PM   #16
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wow nice tower
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Old August 4th, 2007, 11:01 AM   #17
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Frankfurts new Boom will give the skyline a new look.
Here how it could look like in a few years (all in frankfurt calculate that there are more! projects upcoming, so finally there will be more new towers).



Photographer: Moritz Sirowatka
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Old August 4th, 2007, 04:43 PM   #18
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Thie might! be the tower, of course its just a study of last year, but who knows



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interesting project. who would have thought ...

this means this will definately not be the site of the new 200m bahn tower though.

the study looks pretty inimaginative though. hope this is not the final design.

and it looks tiny compared to the proposed millennium tower next door.

who would have thought frankfurt would have so many new 150m+ towers u/c next year.
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This is the Turm 185 project, isn't it? If so, this new tower may have at least 45 floors.
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