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Messeturm

Favorite thing Completed in 1991 according to the plans of the American architect Helmut Jahn, this office tower with its 63 floors and the instantly recognisable top has become Frankfurt’s modern city symbol.
The Messeturm was built according to the design principles of the classic American skyscraper style of the 1920s and 1930s.

Fondest memory Messeturm
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49
60327 Frankfurt am Main

http;//www.skyscrapers.com

Stop U 4 Festhalle/Messe

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Polly74
Sep 29, 2004

Japan-Centre

Favorite thing In this oriental shape building there is a conference hall for up to 200 persons on the 1st floor.
In front of the building there is an original Japanese stone garden

Fondest memory Address: Taunustor 2-4
Stop U 1 - 5 Willy-Brandt-Platz

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Polly74
Sep 29, 2004

European Central Bank

Favorite thing The European Central Bank is the main tenant of the building, and has separate entrances and security gates. Eurotower lies nearby the recently constructed Gallileo tower of Dresdner Bank.
There are several shops in the base at street level.

Fondest memory European Central Bank
Kaiserstrasse 29
60311 Frankfurt am Main

Phone +49 (0) 69 / 13 44 0
Fax +49 (0) 69 / 13 44 60 00

info@ecb.int

http;//www.ecb.de

Stop U 1 - 5 Willy-Brandt-Platz

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Polly74
Sep 29, 2004

Kronenhochhaus

Favorite thing The steel crown on top of this building weighs 95 metric tons and is heated in winter to avoid icing.
A sculpture of a giant tie by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen is set up in front of the entrance.
This building is located next to the City-Haus and belongs to the same bank.
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Fondest memory Address: Mainzer Landstraße 58
Stop S1 - 6, S8 / 9 Taunusanlage

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Sep 29, 2004
 
 
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Deutsche Bank Zwillingstürme

Favorite thing Allegedly the twin towers of the Deutsche Bank headquarters are called "Credit and Debit" by locals, these faceted glass towers are different colours depending on viewing angle. From above, they reflect the ground, appearing black and from the ground, they reflect the blue sky. The towers have a common podium base.

Address: Tanusanlage 12
Stop S1 - 6, S 8 / 9 Taunusanlage

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Polly74
Sep 28, 2004

See the Commerzbank building!!...

Favorite thing
See the Commerzbank building!! It's the tallest office building in Europe..71th in the whole world (as of July 2004)..It has some special features that makes this a beautiful and distinct building:

- triunghiular section, it has three faces, three corners (every corner has inside a different colour..red..yellow..blue..to know where you are)

- nine very big interior gardens...every three with a different climatic zone vegetation

- original natural ventilation system...every windows opens and closes automatically

- transparency...in some floors you can see from one side to the other

- it's very tall and it's 15 elevators are very fast

Check out the travelogue for the Commerzbank building!!

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codrutz
Jul 16, 2004

Mainhatten

Favorite thing Frankfurt has the biggest skyscrapers in Europe. The best place to get an eyefull in on the Hauptwache. The Hauptwache is middle of town, once called the main police station. It's that little house you can see in my collage picture. It's also the start of the shopping mile, called the Zeil (prounounced Ts-aisle), a pedestrian shopping zone that runs between Hauptwache and Konstablerwache.

Fondest memory For a good view of bustling Mainhatten, go up to the top floor in the department store, Kaufhof Galerie an der Zeil. The diner is called DINEA, and have a cup of coffee outside on the terrace.

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Weissdorn
Jun 06, 2004

If you are into ARCHITECTURE...

Favorite thing Frankfurt has it all... old style in the Römer, beautiful old houses in Sachsenhausen but most prominent, are the modern skyscrapers that line the Frankfurt skyline. Frankfurt is sometimes referred to as Frankfurt am Mainhattan...

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amyhenderson
Mar 10, 2003

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CoBa's section

Favorite thing
Commerzbank's (CoBa's) cross section.

There aren't many buildings in the world to have a triunghiular cross section

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codrutz
Jul 16, 2004

Frankfurt though compared to...

Favorite thing Frankfurt though compared to Berlin..is well...VERY HIGH! Great sky-scrapers tower the city, and it looks pretty good i'd say!

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RamSter
Sep 12, 2002

view the skyline. Frankfurt's...

Favorite thing view the skyline. Frankfurt's skyscrapers have some of the most interesting designs in the world such as the one pictured in the photo.

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roadnottaken
Aug 26, 2002

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