Hochhausstadt Frankfurt / High-rise City Frankfurt
Bauten und Visionen seit 1945 / Buildings and visions since 1945
This skyline tour of Frankfurt, Germany is a unique volume on the city’s architectural history.
There are more than 100 buildings in Frankfurt that stand over 50 meters tall. This book examines the most historically and architecturally significant of them, placing them in the sociopolitical, economic, and cultural contexts of their respective periods. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs, drawings, plans, and building models, the volume examines not only existing buildings but also those that were either never developed, or that have been demolished. Organized according to geographic location, the book serves as a tour that traces the development of the city as well as specific districts such as Frankfurt City, Frankfurt Westend, Niederrad Office City, and the Frankfurt Airport.
Philipp Sturm is Curator at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), Frankfurt am Main.