Photographer's Note

Pictured here is a view of a group of modern skyscrapers that pierce the skyline of Frankfurt city centre.

This view is taken from the junction of Kaiserstraße and Gallusanlage in an area that borders the Westend Sud and Innanstadt districts of the city. The buildings I can name in this pic are from left to right :

Tall circular blue building with red striped antennae on the roof - this is the Main Tower. Completed in 1999, this building is 55 stories tall and 240 meters including the antennae.

In the very centre of the shot, the ultra modern glass tower with the angled roof is the Taunusturm. 40 stories high and 170 meters, this is one of the newer additions to the city skyline having been completed in 2014

Tallest building to the right of the frame - this is the Commerzbank Tower. At 56 stories and 259 meters high, this is the tallest building in Germany. Counting the antennae it reaches a total height of 300 meters. It held the record of tallest building in Europe from its completion in 1997 until 2003.

I don't know what the lower buildings in the scene are called.

These buildings are among many beautiful skyscrapers that make Frankfurt's horizon quite unique in Europe. It is one of few European cities with a large cluster of high rise buildings, and gives rise to the city sometimes being referred to as Mainhattan ( it is built on the river Main). During WWII, much of Frankfurt's city center was destroyed leaving plenty of room for modern development in more recent times.

Its skyscraper boom began in the 1970's and today there are over 290 completed high rise buildings in the city with many more planned. As a fan of skyscrapers, and living in a country with none, it was a pleasure to enjoy Frankfurt's unique range of towers.

Thanks for looking.

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Additional Photos by Noel Byrne (Noel_Byrne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4173 W: 26 N: 9238] (33764)
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