Skyward

Highrise City Frankfurt
Address
Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt/Main Map
Hours
Tue, Thu–Sun 11 am–6 pm, Wed 11 am–8 pm

“Inspired by Frankfurt‘s Mainhattan skyline, downtown New York is often referred to as Manhattan,”
Andreas Neumeister

How and why did Frankfurt rise to such architectural heights? The exhibition explores this question and offers an overview of the history of the city’s high-rises. It starts with post-War reconstruction via the battle over houses in the Westend district, through to the era of global finance markets. Selected buildings are placed in their historical, economic and cultural context. Alongside outstanding structures such as the Bienenkorbhaus (Beehive House), Silberturm (Silver Tower), the MesseTurm and the Commerzbank Tower, it also looks at visionary projects that were not realized or buildings that have since been demolished. In addition, it highlights current developments and plans for the future in Palais Quartier, Maintor Quartier, along the along the Europaallee and in Gateway Gardens at Frankfurt Airport.