Garden Tower

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Garden Tower
Garden Towers Frankfurt.jpg
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location Neue Mainzer Straße 46-50
Hesse, Germany
Construction started 1973
Completed 1976
Roof 127 m (417 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 25
Design and construction
Architect Novotny Mähner Assoziierte

Garden Tower is a high-rise building in the Innenstadt district of Frankfurt, Germany. It was built between 1973 and 1976 as the headquarters of Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba) and was one of the first high-rise buildings in Frankfurt's financial district, the Bankenviertel. The building, designed by architecture firm Novotny Mähner Assoziierte, was commonly referred to as Helaba-Hochhaus until Helaba moved to a new location, the 200-metres-high Main Tower, in 1999. The tower underwent a major renovation from 2003 to 2005 and was reopened under its current name.

The Garden Tower consists of two towers of which the highest reaches 127 metres. Tower A has 25 floors and Tower B has 14 floors. The towers were completely gutted, leaving only the steel and concrete skeleton. After the removal of asbestos, it was re-dressed, the polygonal shape of the structure remained unchanged. The structural feature of the Garden Tower are twelve conservatories, which were carved into the facade. Most of the office floors provide either direct access to their own garden or enjoy views of the two-storey conservatories.

Today several companies (including the Germany subsidiary of Société Générale, Cerberus Capital Management, Huxley Associates, The Bank of New York Mellon and Frankfurter Sparkasse 1822 Private Banking) are represented in the Garden Tower.

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Coordinates: 50°06′42″N 8°40′21″E / 50.1117°N 8.6725°E / 50.1117; 8.6725