Henninger Turm

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Henninger Turm
The new Henninger-Turm in 2017
General information
Type Grain silo
Architectural style Modernism
Location Hainer Weg 60
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 (Old) 2014-15 (New)
Completed 1961 (Old) 2016 (New)
Demolished 2013 (Old)
Owner Henninger-Bräu AG
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

Henninger Turm (Henninger Tower) was 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 had 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] It was demolished in 2013. Until 1974 it was the tallest building in Frankfurt; and it remained the tallest storage silo in the world until its demolition.

On top of the building was a barrel-like pod which contained a viewing platform and a revolving restaurant (originally two). On October 2002, the tower was 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 would be demolished because it was too costly and uneconomic for renovation. Demolition began in January 2013 and was completed by the end of the year. On its site a new 140 m (460 ft) tall residential tower was built.[5] The design was inspired by the old Henninger Turm. It contains 209 luxury apartments. The cornerstone for this project was laid in June 2014 and the tower was completed in summer 2017.[6]

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