The building site is located in the prime area of Frankfurt, across from the Old Opera. One of the first high-rise towers in Frankfurt, the Zürich-House was located at this site, being demolished in 2001.
The new 170 m high-rise tower contains floor areas of approx. 52 m x 33 m. The tower is planned to be constructed as a conventional cast-in-place concrete structure. In areas spanning 7,50 m (longitudinal sides) the ceilings are planned as flat slabs without beams. Along the front sides of the building the span is approx. 13 m. Reinforced concrete girders are carried out here with an interval of 2,70 m.
The lateral stability is provided by the concrete core and the columns of the façade. These are coupled with the shear walls, comprising outriggers in the technical floors.
Vienna DC Tower 1Vienna, Austria
ECB - European Central BankFrankfurt, Germany