Palais Quartier

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Logo of the Palais Quartier
Palais Quartier seen from the Main Tower
MyZeil entrance seen from the Zeil

The Palais Quartier (German: [paˈleː kvaʁˌtiːɐ̯]), formerly known as FrankfurtHochVier, is a building complex in the Innenstadt district of Frankfurt, Germany. It was built from 2004 to 2011.

The complex consists of four buildings:

  • MyZeil, a shopping mall
  • Palais Thurn und Taxis, a reconstruction of a palace from 1793 which had been badly damaged in World War II
  • Nextower, a 136-metre high rise office building
  • Jumeirah Frankfurt, a 99-metre high rise hotel building

Beneath the complex lies the largest underground car park in Frankfurts city centre with 1,396 parking positions.

Location[edit]

Palais Quartier is located on a 1.7-acre (0.69 ha) area between Frankfurts main shopping street, the Zeil, and the historic Eschenheim Tower.

History[edit]

The site had been used for decades by Deutsche Post as the main post office in Frankfurt. It was sold to an investor in 2002 and plans were made for a new building complex including a large shopping mall because the site borders the Zeil, Frankfurts top-selling shopping street. The demolition of the old post buildings, including one of Frankfurts first high rise buildings, the 69-metres Fernmeldehochhaus, began in 2004, but legal disputes delayed the construction works for several months.

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Coordinates: 50°06′53″N 8°40′53″E / 50.1147°N 8.68139°E / 50.1147; 8.68139