The Commerzbank Tower has shaped the skyline of Frankfurt am Main since 1997. The skyscraper was built as Europe's tallest office building. The tower measures almost 300 meters at the tip of the antenna and signals its distinctive end to the viewer from a distance.When viewed up close, the building impresses with its elegance and extremely successful facade design. In terms of design, star architect Sir Norman Foster is breaking new ground here. The central supply core, which is common in high-rise buildings, is located in the corner zones of the three-sided building, which means that the design goal of a light-flooded atrium could be achieved.
The office tower has other outstanding features. At its feet is the block edge development, consisting of an event building, a parking garage, shops, a few apartments and a glass-covered plaza, which houses a Commerzbank canteen but is open to the public. Nine glazed house gardens (each 15 meters high) are arranged around the building, each with 3 units per facade. A unique steel frame construction allows the 34-meter-wide gardens to be spanned without support. The load of the 180,000-ton structure is borne by 111 bored piles. These 1.8 meter thick anchors extend up to 48.5 meters in the Frankfurt deep rock.Commerbank AG has its headquarters in the Commerzbank Tower.
There are a number of other office buildings in Frankfurt that are used by Commerzbank. These include the Gallileo high-rise, the Fürstenhof, the Kaiser Karree, the Commerzbank service center with Europe's largest trading hall, the Campus Neue Börse and the Commerzbank Digital Campus.Source: skylineatlas.de