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Messe Torhaus

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Identification

Messe Torhaus
Messe-Torhaus, Hochhaus am Gleisdreieck
109671

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
glass
sandstone
orange dark blue
postmodernism

Usages

commercial office
restaurant conferencing space

Facts

  • 400 workers simultaneously constructed the 60,000 tons building in a record time of 13 months.
  • Many of the shops and services (kindergarten, chapel, etc.) are only opened during expositions.
  • A twin tower called Torhaus II is planned to be erected someday in the .
  • Messe Torhaus is located in the vicinity of Deutsche Bahn AG which houses Germany's main railway network operator.
  • Das Messe Torhaus verfügt über eine begehbare Plattform in 27 m Höhe.
  • Der Gebäudekomplex besteht aus zwei ineinandergestellten Baukörpern (ein 22-geschossiges Steinhaus mit großem Tor sowie einem diesen Gebäudeteil durchdringenden Glashaus).
  • The Messe-Torhaus is Frankfurt's tallest (and prettiest) chimney. The skyscraper serves as the chimney for the neighboring heat and power station.

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Location

Ludwig Erhard Anlage 1
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327
Messegelände
Bockenheim
Frankfurt am Main
Hesse
Germany

Technical Data

383.86 ft
383.86 ft
383.86 ft
30
1984
1985
2007

Involved Companies

MANNTECH Building Maintenance Systems
Prof. O.M. Ungers

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2007

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