Messeturm

The Messeturm (English: Trade Fair Tower) is a skyscraper in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

It is the second tallest building in Frankfurt and also the second tallest building in Germany.

The Messeturm's ground floor area is just 1,681 m (18,090 sq ft). The Messeturm is directly located near the Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds. Helmut Jahn designed the Messeturm in a Postmodern architectural style. Used as an office building, the Messeturm is 257 m (843 ft) tall with 63-stories. It was the tallest building in Europe from its completion in 1991 until 1997 when it was surpassed by the Commerzbank Tower which is also located in Frankfurt. The construction of the building's foundation set a world record for the longest continuous concrete pour. Ninety trucks poured concrete for 78 hours into the 6-metre (20 ft) deep foundation. The 36.3 m (119.1 ft) high pyramid on the very top of the Messeturm is what makes it most remarkable among other usual skyscrapers.

Similar designs by other architects include the Bank of America Plaza (1992) in Atlanta, Georgia and the Key Tower (1991) in Cleveland, Ohio. Frankfurters often call it Bleistift ("pencil") due to its shape. The tower uses numerous geometric shapes in its design such as the square footprint which is the main shape used throughout the tower. It then rises to a cylindrical shape which finally completes in a pyramid. It is one of the few buildings in Germany with their own postal code (60308), the others being Opernturm, another Frankfurt skyscraper, and the summit station on Zugspitze. There are 900 parking places in a public parking garage and a direct connection to the subway. The building also appears in the European tileset for the game SimCity 4, and a similar-looking building appears in SimCity 3000

Source of description: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messeturm wikipedia

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Geographical coordinates 50.1123800, 8.6527600
Address 60308 Frankfurt Am Main, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49
Construction dates 1988 - 1991
Length 1681.00

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