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30 January 2010

1984 – Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

Architect: Dietrich Bangert Dubbed the “Federal Bowling Alley” because of its tunnel-like shape, the Kultur-Schirn Kunsthalle is a cultural centre which hosts world-class temporary exhibitions of archeology, old masters and modern art. At...

30 January 2010

1984 – Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt

Architects: ABB Architekten Allegedly the twin towers of the Deutsche Bank headquarters are called “Credit and Debit” by locals, these faceted glass towers are different colours depending on viewing angle. From above, they...

30 January 2010

1978 – Silver Tower, Frankfurt

Architects: ABB Architekten Part of the headquarters complex of the Dresdner Bank, the Silver Tower has three main volumes – two service towers and a central lower office area. Clad in silver aluminium...

30 January 2010

1977 – Eurotower, Frankfurt

Architect: Richard Heil The tower is 148 meters (486 feet) tall, has 40 floors and occupies 78.000 m² of office space. It is the seat of the European Central Bank (ECB) and currently...

30 January 2010

1881 – Historical Museum, Frankfurt

The historical museum of the city Frankfurt/Main was created 1878. Its order was it to acquire “suitable articles from the entire area of the culture and Kunstaltertuemer with special consideration of the city...

30 January 2010

1881 – Dreikönigskirche, Frankfurt

The fine Gothic revival church, the Church of the Magi was built to replace an earlier church on this site. The first church was built in 1340 as a chapel to one of...

30 January 2010

1880 – Alte Oper, Frankfurt

Architect: Richard Lucae Opened by Kaiser Wilhelm I in 1880, the building was financed by wealthy Frankfurt citizens and was designed in Italian Renaissance style by Richard Lucae. Destroyed in a 1944 air...

30 January 2010

1833 – Paulskirche, Frankfurt

Started in 1786 but not finished until 1833 because of war with France, Paulskirche is no longer a church. It was the site of the first German National Assembly in 1848 and it...

30 January 2010

1500 – Römerberg, Frankfurt

This row of houses was built in 1983. Just like their extension, the “Schwarzer Stern” (“Black Star”), these are reconstructions of 15th and 16th century houses, which stood here until 1944. Along the...