The Main Tower is a skyscraper in Frankfurt, Germany. It has a roof height of 656 feet (200 m), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 787 feet (240 m) high. The building is named after the nearby river Main. It features five underground floors, as well as two public viewing platforms. The tower is the only skyscraper in Frankfurt with a public viewing observatory. It is the 4th tallest building in Frankfurt and the 4th tallest in Germany, tied with the Tower 185.
The Main Tower was built between 1996 and 1999. It is the seat of the Landesbank of Hesse and Thuringia (Helaba), other tenants are the German Offices of Merrill Lynch and Standard & Poor’s and a television studio of the Hessischer Rundfunk. The first tenants moved in on 5 November 1999, and the official inauguration was 28 January 2000. During weather reports by the television station, the weather reporter stands on the top of the building.
The foyer of the building has two art pieces accessible to the public: the video installation by Bill Viola “The World of Appearances” and the wall mosaic by Stephan Huber “Frankfurter Treppe / XX. Jahrhundert” (Translation: “Frankfurt’s Steps/20th century”)
The tower’s design features what appears to be two connected towers. The smaller of the two is of a cuboid shape and a design common to 1970s architecture. The second and taller of the two towers is a circular tower with an entire blue glass exterior which features the transmission tower on top.
|Opening hours for the platform:
Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 9 pm
Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 11 pm
Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm
Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm
Standard: 5,00 € each person
Reduced: 3,50 € each person
Family Ticket: 13,50 €
(2 adults, 2 children)
1,60 € (each another children)