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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photoray (13981) 2014-04-25 13:50
Attractive grouping of varying skyscraper architectures, all with a common theme - lots of glass, which your image has appealing glass reflections.
Good to see Deutschland continuing to build a productive future.
Thanks for sharing,
Silvio1953 (151743) 2014-04-25 14:11
Ciao Noel, fascinating urban view with fantastic towers, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
mesutilgim (97222) 2014-04-25 14:11
Hello dear Noel,
Another very nice architectrorial capture from Frankfurt with perfect pov. The cloudy sky creates a perfect background.
Many interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
carlo62 (54208) 2014-04-25 14:16
queste architetture sono molto diverse dalle precedenti, i castelli hanno avuto la loro storia e sono ancora ricercati dagli appassionati, questi palazzi non so se riusciranno ad avere la stessa sorte.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-04-25 22:23
What a contrast to your sweet Irish countryside, with these gorgeous skyscrapers in Frankfurt.
Fantastic Pov, the green soft foliage adds so much to the whole image.
Love the inclusion of the warning triangle and the Traffic light.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-04-25 22:48
Les immeubles de ce quartier de Franckfurt ressemblent à ceux de La Défense à Paris. Un beau terrain de jeux pour les photographes avec ces lignes et ces reflets!
macjake (71771) 2014-04-25 22:53
nice to hear that you enjoyed your business trip while still getting to have some camera time, thats always important :)
Its a fine collection, all pretty much very different. Excellent bg sky color and mood.
certainly not the history of Irish Castles, but attractive none the less.
emka (105648) 2014-04-26 0:01
Hi Noel, Splendid view of the group of sky scapers. I like the graphic impact of these straight lines. Excellent composition.
Have a great weekend
ourania (50609) 2014-04-26 2:59
I like very much the effect of the upward point of view as well as the way you framed this setting, making it look like a dynamic group portrait. All the members of the group are interesting, their special styles and textures are depicted effectively, the definition you achieved is excellent. The sky is impressively well defined too and offers a dramatic backdrop. Fine, moody colours, the silvery touches look so elegant. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-26 3:06
nicely balanced composition and shot of the Frankfurt skyline. It is a fascinating mix of building shapes and styles which look impressive from this well chosen viewpoint. Pin sharp execution and a real sense of the presence and height of these man made mountains. Excellent!
Enjoy your weekend - B.
"bluebell envy" made me smile yesterday - thanks for that. B.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-04-26 4:34
Hello Noel - I know you love these tall, modern buildings and you have captured this cluster well.
My preference is not for this style of architecture although some modern works do appeal to me. The one I like here is the oval cylinder (not the lolly pop stick on top though!) The light reflects really attractively off its surface.
Hope all is well with you
Have a good weekend
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-26 5:36
una foto che è un concentrato di architettura moderna nelle sua infinite varianti di forme e colori.
Anche questa è arte perchè in questi edifici - che piacciano o no - è rappresentata una visioone architettonica di menti moderne.
La composizione è ben fatta e rende in maniera efficace lo statomoderno del quartiere della città.
I colori e la nitidezza sono impeccabili, cos' come impeccabili e complete sono le tue note.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
marabu61 (11277) 2014-04-26 8:05
Great take on the skyline of Frankfurt. It almost looks like an american city here with all these tall skyscrapers. The greenery in the foreground balances the picture perfectly.
have a great weekend
Fis2 (105242) 2014-04-26 9:58
Interesting modern architecture.
I like the old architecture ;)
Good POV and composition.
Excellent colors and sharpness.
pajaran (65116) 2014-04-26 11:16
Interesantan tekst o neboderima sa opisom ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitektura, fasade i trenutak sa oblacima, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepa moderna arhitektura.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on towers a description ...
Nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated architecture, the facade and the moment the clouds, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, well captured moment, beautiful modern architecture.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
bbarna (1185) 2014-04-26 16:55
Great shot, excellent POV.! I like the variety of shapes and styles in this composition. We have here lots a skyscrapers but they tend to be far apart, or if they are close together they are all of the same design.
All the bests,
omid266 (6750) 2014-04-26 20:47
Excellent shot from the tall towers ,very nice POV, good clarity, nice light ,
All the Best and Thanks as always,
Have nice moments
cornejo (46128) 2014-04-27 4:22
Hi Noel, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with interesting modern building, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
serp2000 (45572) 2014-05-01 6:03
They said about terrible concrete jungle, but I like this see the skyscrapers of the downtown everywhere in the world. These buildings give some special emotions.
Perfect composition, good sharpness.
Gigidusud (21247) 2014-05-01 12:38
A beautiful architectural composition well captured. This splendid bouquet of buildings emerging in the cloudy sky. I like a lot!
Greetings from Marseilles.
jcpix (13930) 2014-05-02 20:33
How have you been my good man? It's always a drag being away for long stretches, but it's fun to come back and see everything that was missed...and I shall start with this one. :) Quite a tight grouping of buildings, and each one with its own style and character...almost like a collection of supermodels waiting to enter the catwalk, but with a lot less drama! lol
Easy to understand the attraction to skyscrapers, especially with all of the different aspects of architectural design and element. Having the chance to get out and about to photograph something you enjoy this much sure makes a business trip worth taking, yeah...much better than a stiff boardroom and endless meetings where everyone is just bumping their gums all the live long day. Rosemary said what I first thought when I opened this up, the cylindrical building on the left looks like an inverted popsicle. :) Love the cloudy sky as a backdrop too, this all came together nicely. Enjoy the weekend. Take it easy.
Cheers from across the big blue,
Just me, or do you see some Transformers in there as well...they're not confined to the Grand Canal Theater. :0
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-05-11 2:42
fantastic capture my friend!
Unfortunately,I´ve only visited Frankfurt´s airport so far:(will have to change the fact,especially that it´s only 150km away from Cologne.
I don´t know how You,but I try to imagine the same scene at night-I think would be also amazing.
Wish You a nice sunday
Periko (6180) 2014-08-03 13:04
Beautiful group of modern buildings under a nice sky.
It does not seem to be an European city.
Mikas-2011 (401) 2015-04-19 11:31
Uma vista urbana muito bem conseguida com um céu de fundo muito interessante.
unclehotshot (4000) 2015-12-30 7:25
When they stand in a bunch like that, they look like persons in a family photo. I would surely have chosen the motive too. You know I fancy modern architecture and this take is just to my taste. Fine true colors under the cloudy sky.
Cheers then, Noel. A very happy new year to you.
- Copyright: Noel Byrne (Noel_Byrne) (33434)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-25 13:27
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