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Old Posted Sep 15, 2008, 7:25 PM
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^^ Guys , now you made my very curious.

Is the Degussa building still that cubic one , the one that was proposed in the beginning?
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Dunno, but i guess so... never saw a new rendering.
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Old Posted Sep 16, 2008, 3:49 PM
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No, it's a new proposal on the same spot. It has both the backing of the city (in fact it even has the support of the Green Party!!! since it will include a new huge bus terminal) and a major tenant (it will be the new headquarters of the German Rail (DB) in Frankfurt).

The first renderings should be released soon, the only thing that's known so far is the height of 210m, which would make it the third tallest in Frankfurt and Germany, 2m higher than Westendstr.1.

I have the feeling the more towers are being put on hold in london, the more towers are getting started in frankfurt. frankfurt will get hit by the worldwide turmoil in the financial sector - no doubt about it. but right now, it seems as if the boom isn't stopping but getting stronger - and all these projects already have anchor tenants.

the bahn tower is pretty certain now - the opposition fell quickly. if we're lucky, we'll see a 230m DG Bank tower too - that would be 2 x 200m+ towers nobody was expecting. plus all the others, that started or are about to start.

the only tower, that I'm worried a bit, is kaiserkarree. it is being redesigned completely right now - the height will be increased from 135m to 150m. that would be the only speculative project right now, unless tishman speyer is in secret talks with somebody. construction is planned to start beginng of 2009. I wonder, if this will really go ahead speculatively, in times like these.
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Old Posted Sep 16, 2008, 4:05 PM
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soon we can add another tower to the u/c list:

the skyline plaza development including the grand hyatt tower is starting this year - this has been confirmed yesterday during a debate in the parliament. the development has got the final green light.
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Old Posted Sep 16, 2008, 5:03 PM
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I have the feeling the more towers are being put on hold in london, the more towers are getting started in frankfurt. frankfurt will get hit by the worldwide turmoil in the financial sector - no doubt about it. but right now, it seems as if the boom isn't stopping but getting stronger - and all these projects already have anchor tenants.
The situation in Frankfurt is completely different than in London, given the different group of tenants for whom the towers were planned.

90%+ of the projects in London were aimed at companies from the financial sectors and anybody who has been following the news recently knows about the current situation there.

The new Bahn Tower in Frankfurt has the German Rail as its main tenant, a company that even profits from a financial crisis (people switching from the car and plane to the rail). Also keep in mind that construction companies lower their prices during a recession in order to attract any customers at all during those times. This is also an important point to keep in mind when you think about the construction of the new tower of the ECB, which would get their new HQ for a cheaper price. Additionally quite a few of the new towers in Frankfurt are hotels such as the Hyatt @ UEC or the Palaisquartier Hotel.
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Old Posted Sep 16, 2008, 8:03 PM
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according to this frankfurt could become the new headquarter for postbank ... they have a great skyscraper in bonn

http://www.faz.net/s/RubBEFA4EA6A594...~Scontent.html
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Imagine Deutsche Bank would revive the dead project "MAX" as a new Postbank headquarter. Muahaha, Frankfurt booms and booms and booms.
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Old Posted Sep 20, 2008, 2:58 PM
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A lovely picture from the Opernturm made by CYFI from the DAF:




Hoch 4 made by CYFI from the DAF:


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Old Posted Sep 22, 2008, 9:57 AM
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So this one , Tower 185 is actually U/C ?

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Old Posted Sep 22, 2008, 10:57 AM
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So this one , Tower 185 is actually U/C ?

Yes.
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Good to see some activity in Frankfurt!
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Old Posted Sep 22, 2008, 7:39 PM
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How is the situation about this one : Airrail Center ?
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Old Posted Sep 23, 2008, 11:38 AM
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How is the situation about this one : Airrail Center ?
Here are some fresh pics:
Hochhausforum.de

There are also 3 webcams:

Webcam 1
Webcam 2
Webcam 3


I'll show you one of the pics here, picture was taken by Jürgen from Hochhausforum.de:

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Airrail Center is growing rapidly. Seen from the autobahn it's currently looking like a giant ocean liner or spaceship. Yet another picture, seen on www.hochhausforum.de :




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Frankfurt exhibition centre: Lots of construction is also going on there:



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The PalaisQuartier is one of my favorite projects in Frankfurt: Posted by Schmittchen and CYFI from DAF (www.deutsches-architektur-forum.de).





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The Opernturm has nearly reached its final hight: Seen on DAF, posted by CYFI and Gizmo23





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Construction of Tower 185 (PriceWaterhouseCoopers-Tower) has begun: Pictures were taken by Jürgen from http://www.hochhausforum.de








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Back to Frankfurt Airport. Does somebody know if the so called Quartier Alpha, which is located within the The Gateway Gardens Area is under construction already?












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Old Posted Sep 24, 2008, 12:53 PM
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What an update, thanks
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