Garden Towers
The Garden Towers is a high-rise building in the city of Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main , commonly known simply as Frankfurt, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2010 population of 688,249. The urban area had an estimated population of 2,300,000 in 2010...

 which was built in 1976 to Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba). Known as Helaba-Hochhaus, it was one of the first skyscrapers in Frankfurt's banking district. In 2005 it was opened after a nuclear reorganization under a new name again. The building was designed by Novotny Mähner Assoziierte
Novotny Mähner Assoziierte
Novotny Mähner Assoziierte is an architect company based in Offenbach am Main. It was founded by Fritz Novotny and Arthur Mähner...

The Garden Towers, two towers, is the highest 127 meters high. 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 Towers 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.

Until the reconstruction, it was used by Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen, now several companies (including the Germany subsidiary of Societe Generale, Cerberus, Germany, Huxley Associates and Frankfurter Sparkasse 1822 Private Banking) are represented on the rise. The Landesbank moved into office space in 1999 at the adjacent Maintower
Maintower is a 200 metre skyscraper in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It is named after the river Main. A 40 metre communications tower is mounted atop the building. It features five underground floors, as well as two public viewing platforms. The tower currently remains the only skyscraper in...


See also

List of tallest buildings in Germany
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