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Silver Tower (Dresdner Bank)

Until 1991, the Silver Tower with its silver aluminium façade was the highest building in Germany. However, even today the building still represents something unusual in architectural terms. Consisting of four individual structures, it is the only building in Frankfurt with “round edges”. The electrical facilities also run beneath the floor, while the air conditioning is installed above the suspended ceilings. Hence it is not surprising that the floors are still 4.20 metres high. The building also contains a small concert hall, which hosts artists from the Jürgen Ponto Foundation, Dresdner Bank’s programme for promoting the arts.

  • Building owner: Gallus Baugesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
  • Architect: Beckert, Becker+Partner Scheid
  • Construction period: 1972-1978
  • Construction: Steel frame with reinforced concreted decks, non-bearing aluminium and glass façade
  • Gross floor area: 62,900 square metres
  • Floors: 32/35
  • Height: 166.7 metres
  • Use: Bank building
Address

Silver-Tower
(Deutsche Bahn AG), 166 m
Jürgen-Ponto-Platz 1
60329 Frankfurt am Main