Henninger Turm

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Henninger Turm
Henninger-turm-ffm002.jpg
General information
Type Grain silo
Architectural style Modernism
Location Hainer Weg 60
Frankfurt
Hesse, Germany
Coordinates 50°05′50″N 8°41′36″E / 50.09722°N 8.69333°E / 50.09722; 8.69333Coordinates: 50°05′50″N 8°41′36″E / 50.09722°N 8.69333°E / 50.09722; 8.69333
Construction started 1959
Completed 1961
Owner Henninger-Bräu AG
Height
Antenna spire 120 m (390 ft)
Roof 110 m (360 ft)
Top floor 107 m (351 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 33
Lifts/elevators 2
Design and construction
Architect Karl Lieser
References
[1][2][3]

Henninger Turm (English: Henninger Tower) is a grain storage silo located in the Sachsenhausen-Süd district of Frankfurt, Germany. It was built by Henninger Brewery (now part of the Binding Brewery/Radeberger Group) and has a storage capacity of 16,000 tons of barley. The 120 m (390 ft), 33-storey, reinforced concrete tower was designed by Karl Lieser and was built from 1959 to 1961. It was inaugurated on 18 May 1961.[4] On top of the building is a barrel-like pod which contained a viewing platform and a revolving restaurant (originally two).

Since 31 October 2002, the tower has been closed to the public.

From 1961 to 2008, the annual professional cycling race Rund um den Henninger-Turm was held on 1 May, the course circling the tower multiple times.

Neuer Henninger Turm[edit]

In November 2012, it was announced that Henninger Turm will be demolished because it is too costly and uneconomic for renovation. Demolition began in January 2013 and wasn't completed until the end of the year. On its site will be a new 138-metre high residential tower, which is externally inspired by the old Henninger Turm, and will contain 130 luxury apartments. The cornerstone for this project was laid in June 2014 and the tower is expected to be completed sometime in 2016.

Skyline of Frankfurt with the Henninger-Turm 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henninger Turm at Emporis
  2. ^ Henninger Turm at SkyscraperPage
  3. ^ Henninger Turm at Structurae
  4. ^ "Lagersilo "Henninger Turm"" (in German). Frankfurt -Dokumentation zur Nachkriegszeit. 7 May 2005. Retrieved 17 June 2012.