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1997 – Commerzbank Tower, Frankfurt

Architect: Foster + Partners

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One of the landmarks of the highrise centre of Frankfurt, the Commerzbank Tower is currently the tallest building in Europe. The striking exterior with its curving corner is topped by a mast which brings the building to nearly 300 metres tall.

A triangular atrium rises through the entire building from the ground floor, divided by glass partitions. The atrium opens to the exterior wall at different levels, forming 9 large gardens.

Unfortunately only the ground level plaza of the Commerzbank Tower is open to the public. There is no observation platform but a very good view of the building is to be got from the viewing platforms of neighbouring skyscrapers.