Westend Gate

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Westend Gate
Westend Gate Frankfurt 2011-07.jpg
Former names Plaza Büro Center
PBC
Hochhaus Senckenberganlage
Alternative names The Marriott
General information
Type Commercial offices
Hotel
Architectural style Modernism
Location Hamburger Allee 2
Frankfurt
Hesse, Germany
Coordinates 50°06′51″N 8°39′01″E / 50.1142°N 8.6503°E / 50.1142; 8.6503Coordinates: 50°06′51″N 8°39′01″E / 50.1142°N 8.6503°E / 50.1142; 8.6503
Completed 1972 – 1976
Cost US$500 million
Height
Roof 159 m (522 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 47
3 below ground
Design and construction
Architect Siegfried Hoyer
Engineer BGS Ingenieursozietät
Philipp Holzmann
Wayss & Freytag
Other information
Number of rooms 588
References
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Westend Gate, formerly known as Plaza Büro Center and commonly referred to as The Marriott, is a 47-storey, 159 m (522 ft) skyscraper in the Westend-Süd district of Frankfurt, Germany. It was the tallest building in Germany from 1976 until 1978 when it was surpassed by the Silberturm, which is also located in Frankfurt.

The Westend Gate is located just across the street from the Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds and near the Naturmuseum Senckenberg and the Bockenheim Campus of the Goethe University Frankfurt. The main tenant is a Marriott hotel, which occupies 19 floors (26 to 44) and offers 588 rooms.

The structure consists of 2 slabs plus a narrow wing attached to the east side. It was renamed Westend Gate in 2011, when it was completely renovated as a green building.[5]

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