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Skyscrapers, Frankfurt am Main: 11 reviews and 13 photos
Here's part of the Frankfurt skyline from an unusual vantage point, namely from the Emser Bridge going over and through the grounds of the Frankfurt Trade Fair.
Since an airplane has recently flown past, it looks as though the Messeturm is a huge pencil that has just drawn a long white line across the sky.
Other tall buildings from left to right: Pollux, Trianon, Frankfurt Büro Center, City-Hause (the darkest-looking one), Westendstraße 1, Commerzbank Tower, Silver Tower. (Since the photo is from 2005, the new Tower 185 is missing because it hadn't been built yet. It was only completed in 2012.)
The fat silvery building in the foreground on the left side of the picture is exhibition hall number 3 (Messehalle 3) of the Frankfurt Trade Fair. This huge hall is reputed to be the widest spanning and largest column-free space in Europe. It was built in seventeen months from March 2002 to July 2003, and was first used for a trade fair in August 2003.
I was able to observe the day-by-day construction progress of this building because I used to cycle over the Emser Bridge every day on my way to work. I have also been inside Hall 3 during the Frankfurt Book Fair. It is indeed huge however you look at it, from inside or out.
Second photo: Inside the big new exhibition hall # 3 during the Frankfurt Book Fair 2005.
Third photo: On the patio at the upper level of exhibition hall # 3 on a foggy day during the Book Fair.
To find out more than you ever wanted to know about Frankfurt's twenty-six tallest buildings, please have a look at the Frankfurt Skyline Countdown on my Land Hessen page.
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