Frankfurter Büro Center

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Frankfurter Büro Center
General information
Type Commercial offices
Architectural style Modernism
Location Mainzer Landstraße 40-46
Hesse, Germany
Coordinates 50°06′41″N 8°39′52″E / 50.1114°N 8.66444°E / 50.1114; 8.66444Coordinates: 50°06′41″N 8°39′52″E / 50.1114°N 8.66444°E / 50.1114; 8.66444
Completed 1974-1980
Roof 142 m (466 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 40
2 below ground
Floor area 52,000 m (171,000 ft)
Design and construction
Architect Richard Heil
Engineer BGS Ingenieursozietät
Main contractor Philipp Holzmann AG

Frankfurter Büro Center (English: Frankfurt Office Centre), also known as FBC, is a 40-storey, 142 m (466 ft) skyscraper in the Westend-Süd district of Frankfurt, Germany.


The construction of the skyscraper was stuck in 1975 through the oil crisis in the shell. Until 1979 there was significant because of the construction cost and risk letting a buyer. The ECE project development company reached an agreement with owners and artisans, and developed a construction program for completion and technical improvement as well as a rental concept. In 1981 the tower was approximately 52,000 m (171,000 ft) of gross floor area (40 upper and 2 underground levels) is finally finished.

Richard Heil from Frankfurt is the architect. The building was owned from 1985 to 2007 the basic value fund, an open real estate of the Dresdner Bank subsidiary DEGI. Zum 30. April 2007 were from a total of approximately 47,600 m (156,200 ft) of office space to around 17,000 m (56,000 ft) in the EC - 19 OG nicht vermietet. OG is not rented out. Thus, the occupancy rate was approximately 65 percent. The building's anchor tenant is main German offices of the international law firm, Clifford Chance.

On the square in front of the tower was set up in 1997 a 21 m (69 ft) sculpture of the artist Claus Bury.

With the renovation of the lobby (Just.Burgeff. Architects) in the first quarter of 2007 was connected with the cultivation of coffee, "Face to Face", which is simultaneously also a bar and lounge. The lobby, the adjoining cafe and the exterior is completely redesigned and are the motto of "Modern Classics" embody. The new architecture, FBC has, like many of his kindred building in Manhattan, as a porch entrance, the building both visually and functionally more open to the public space out.

Frankfurter Büro Center

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