Frankfurt is a multicultural city. Most immigrants are from Turkey, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Spain, North-African countries, Iran, Lebanon, and the United States. The Frankfurt Area is also home to the (now 2nd) largest Korean community in Europe. 180 different nationalities reside in Frankfurt.
For a long time Frankfurt was a Protestant-dominated city. However, during the 19th century an increasing number of Catholics moved to the city. Today a narrow plurality of citizens are Catholic. Frankfurt has the second largest Jewish community (after Berlin) in Germany.
Paragraph. Commerzbank Tower is a skyscraper located in Frankfurt, Germany. After it was completed in 1997, it ranked as the tallest construction in Europe until 2004, and now is only surpassed by Moscow's Triumph-Palace.
Garden on the 20th floor of the Commerzbank Tower With a height of 259 m (850 ft), 56 stories, it provides 121,000 m² (1.3 million square feet) of office space for the Commerzbank Headquarters, including winter gardens and natural lighting and air circulation. The signal light on top of the tower gives the tower a total height of 300.1 metres. It was designed by Foster & Partners, with Arup and Krebs & Kiefer (structural engineering), J. Roger Preston with P&A Petterson Ahrens (mechanical engineering), Schad & Hölzel (electrical engineering). Construction of the building began in 1994 and took three years to complete.
The tower is only 2 metres taller than the MesseTurm which is also in Frankfurt. Before the Commerzbank Tower, the MesseTurm was the tallest building in Europe.
The atrium is of a triangular shaped base and rises through the centre of the building. It is sectioned by a number of glass levels. The ground floor below it is the only publicly accessibly space within the complex as, unlike many skyscrapers, the tower does not feature an observation level.
The building is illuminated at night by a yellow light scheme which was designed by Thomas Ende who was allowed to display this sequence as a result of a competition.
The Commerzbank Tower
The sleek, 50-storey Commerzbank Tower in the heart of Frankfurt, with its 86,000 m2 of usable space, is home to around 2,500 employees. Each floor has three wings, two of which provide office space whilst the third opens out onto a "sky garden". A 160 metre high triangular atrium rises through the entire building from the ground floor, allowing natural daylight to flood in and illuminate the space. Thanks to smart technology, each employee can set the lighting and temperature just how they like it. At the planning stage, great care was taken to ensure that, rather than having the air conditioning system running the whole time, natural ventilation would be possible for at least 60% of the year. Indeed, the Commerzbank Tower is the first building of its kind in Germany where the windows can be opened even on the top floor.
About The Commerzbank Tower
At fifty-six stories the Commerzbank is the world’s first ecological office tower and the tallest building in Europe until the Triumph tower was built in Moscow, Russia. The project explores the nature of the office environment, developing new ideas for its ecology and working patterns. Sky gardens that spiral around the building bring daylight and fresh air into the central atrium and are the visual and social focus for village-like clusters of offices.
The main part of frankfurt were some of the biggest market streets are in europe & tallest towers.
Festivals Frankfurt hosts several festivals, fairs, and carnivals throughout the year. The most famous is the Rheingau-Music-Festival with many (mostly classical) concerts at castles and under the open sky surrounded by vineyards. It's an annual festival, taking place in May. Another major festival in the city is the "Museumsuferfest"; "Museum-Riverbank-Festival". It is one of the biggest cultural festivals in Germany, which offers the opportunity to see, buy, smell, taste and hear new things from all around the world. The festival takes place yearly at the end of summer and attracts an average of 3 million visitors. The festival goes over a period of 3 days and ends with a spectacular show of fireworks. Frankfurt is also known for having one of the largest red light districts in Germany in vicinity of the Hauptbahnhof (main railway station).
North and south
The north side & south side of the city are divided by the Main river.
Cathedral Saint Bartholomeus' Cathedral (Dom Sankt Bartholomäus) is a Gothic building, which was constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries on the foundation of an earlier church from the Merovingian time. It is the main church of Frankfurt. From 1356 onwards, kings of the Holy Roman Empire were elected in this church, and from 1562 to 1792, emperors were crowned here.
Since the 18th century, Saint Bartholomeus' has been called "the cathedral" by the people, although it has never been a bishop's seat. In 1867, the cathedral was destroyed by a fire and rebuilt in its present style. The height of the cathedral is 95 m.
Frankfurt has played a central role in the political history of Germany and the German states for centuries. From 855 to 1792 Frankfurt was the electoral city for the Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. In the 1848-49 revolutions, it became a sort of revolutionary capital and was the seat of the first democratically elected German parliament, the Frankfurt Parliament, which met in the Frankfurter Paulskirche, or St. Paul's Church.
The three pillars of Frankfurt's economy are finance, transport, and trade fairs. Frankfurt has been Germany's financial capital for centuries, and it is the home of a number of major banks and brokerages. The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is by far Germany's largest, and is one of the world's most important. Frankfurt is also the seat of the European Central Bank which sets monetary policy for the Eurozone economy, and of the German Bundesbank. A number of major German commercial banks, including Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Bank, and Commerzbank, are based in Frankfurt.
Frankfurt has an excellent transportion infrastructure and the Frankfurt International Airport is a major European aviation hub. Frankfurt Airport ranks among the world's top ten airports and serves 304 flight destinations in 110 countries. Depending on whether total passengers or flights are used, it ranks as the second or third busiest in Europe alongside London Heathrow Airport and Paris' Charles de Gaulle. Its central location at Europe's heart and its excellent accessibility by air, rail and road make Frankfurt Airport City especially attractive. In addition, many large trade fairs take place in Frankfurt each year, notably the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (Frankfurt Motor Show) and the Frankfurt Book Fair, which have far over 100,000 visitors each, but also important special interest fairs like the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo or Musikmesse Frankfurt.