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Pictured here is the MesseTurm, the second tallest building in Frankfurt and what was the tallest building in Europe from 1991 to 1997. Since it lost that record, it still remains the second tallest in Frankfurt and Germany, and is the 10th tallest building in Europe today.

It is 63 stories high, meaursing 257 meters in height. Situated in the Westend-Sd district of the city, it is visible from much of the city and pearces the skyline beautifully along with the many other glass towers of the city. Locally the building is referred to as "the pencil" because of its unique shape.

Messeturm translates as Trade Fair tower, but despite its name, it does not host trade fairs and is a private office block.

The architects of the building are Helmut Jahn and Richard Murphy who designed the tower in a post modern style. It took from 1998 to 1990 to complete and cost DM500 million. on the roof is a 3 story pyramid which is considered by many a definitive point in the cities skyline and a landmark that guides those who may find themselves lost in the city.

As I got off the train in the central station in the city, this was the very first building that caught my eye despite there being many others much closer. A beautiful modern tower in the city of skyscrapers.

Thanks for looking!

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Additional Photos by Noel Byrne (Noel_Byrne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2469 W: 12 N: 5780] (20105)
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