Verfasst von Abigail Benrubi, Frankreich
Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Deutschland
The Main Tower was the first skyscraper in Europe to have a fully glass facade.
The Main Tower is a skyscraper located in the center of the german city Frankfurt-am-Main. It was inaugurated on the 28th of january 2000, with it's dominant height of 200m (with the antenna: 240m) the building is Germany's 4th tallest building. The building serves as headquarters for the Landesbank Hessen-Thuringen.
The building was built from 1996 to 1999 by the „ARGE MAIN TOWER“.
The elevator only needs 45 seconds to arrive to the public viewing observatory on the top of the 56 story tall building. The observatory offers a magnificent and picturesque view of the city. Furthermore the Main Tower has a restaurant with a cocktail-lounge and a cafe with a splendid view.
The foyer of the building has two art pieces which are accessible to the vistors: the video installation by Bill Viola "The World of Appearances" and the wall mosaic by Stephan Hubner "Frankfurt's Steps/20th century".
The Main Tower consists of two high-rise buildings that are interlinked with one another. One is square and the other is a round building.
The observation platform is open sunday to thursday from 10 am to 9 pm and friday to saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. In the summer. In winter it is open sunday to thursday from 10 am to 7 pm and friday to saturday from 10 am to 9 pm.
The admission fees for adults are 6,50€ and for children and students 4,50€.