Silver Tower

Silver Tower

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Silver Tower

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Die Bürohochhäuser von Nürnberger, Commerzbank, Sparkasse und der DB-Systel-Silberturm © Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Photo: Stefan Maurer

Until 1991, the Silver Tower with its silver aluminium façade was the highest building in Germany. However, even today the building still represents something unusual in architectural terms. Consisting of four individual structures, it is the only building in Frankfurt with “round edges”. The electrical facilities also run beneath the floor, while the air conditioning is installed above the suspended ceilings. Hence it is not surprising that the floors are still 4.20 metres high.

 

  • Building owner: Gallus Baugesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
  • Architect: Beckert, Becker+Partner Scheid
  • Construction period: 1972-1978
  • Construction: Steel frame with reinforced concreted decks, non-bearing aluminium and glass façade
  • Gross floor area: 62,900 square metres
  • Floors: 32/35
  • Height: 166.7 metres
  • Use: Office building

Jürgen-Ponto-Platz 1
60329 Frankfurt am Main
(Deutsche Bahn AG)