Scoreboard high-rise

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Scoreboard high-rise

The Anzeiger high-rise in Hanover was built in the Brick Expressionist style in 1927–1928 based on a design by Fritz Höger as a publishing house for the Hanoverian Anchor and was one of the first high-rise buildings in the German Empire (see also: Historic high-rise buildings in Germany ). The 51 meter high building with ten storeys is located in the Mitte district near Steintor-Platz and, with its characteristic roof dome, is highly recognizable in the Lower Saxony state capital .

It is one of the few buildings in the city center, the 88  air raids on the city during the Second World War because of its, basic construction as a steel-framed building has survived with relatively small damage. During one of the last air raids in March 1945, the planetarium in the 12 m high dome burned out. In its place, a cinema was set up in the post-war period , which still exists today as a “ high-rise light shows ”.

The news magazine Der Spiegel (1947) and the weekly Stern (1948) were founded in the Anzeiger high-rise .

Architectural style

The building as a gelatin silver print based on a photo by Carl Dransfeld ;
Published by Ernst Tremper ; around 1930; Owned by the Museum of Art and Industry Hamburg
Facade detail

As a typical representative of brick expressionism in Hanover , the Anzeiger high-rise is provided with a dark red and partly gold-glazed clinker brick facade . The domed roof made of green patinated copper sheet is unique in German high-rise construction. The facade is provided with decorative elements in Gothic and expressionistic detail forms. The emphasis on the vertical structure through the wedge-shaped projecting wall templates is reinforced at night by vertical strips of fluorescent tubes, which were already part of the pre-war furnishings. Other buildings of this type and era in Hanover are:


Anzeiger skyscraper before World War II

The Anzeiger high-rise was built for the publisher Hannoverscher Anzeiger A. Madsack & Co. , which today publishes the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung (HAZ) and the Neue Presse (NP) as the Madsack publishing company . After the Second World War, the magazine Der Spiegel , published by Rudolf Augstein , was founded in the building used as a press building . The first edition appeared in Hanover on January 4, 1947, a Saturday. Until the move to Hamburg in 1952, the Spiegel editorial office was based in Hanover. The first issue of the magazine Stern by Henri Nannen was also published in the Anzeiger high-rise on August 1, 1948 . In 1962, over 800 people were employed in the high-rise. Until 1966 there was a café roof terrace on the 7th floor. In 1974 the HAZ left the Anzeiger high-rise and moved into a new printing and publishing center outside the city center, which is now part of the Bemerode district. In the former hall for the rotary presses behind the high-rise building, the Rotation disco was operated until January 3, 1988 .

Current usage

Facade at night

Today the HIS Hochschul-Informations-System eG has its headquarters in the building , as well as the TVN Group - a film and television company of the Madsack media group. The Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung was represented here for a while with its City editorial team. The weekly magazine “sonntag”, which has since been discontinued, was also produced for iPads and other tablet computers by the Madsack media group in the Anzeiger high-rise.

The building is part of the Hanover Media Center . Companies such as RTL and Sat.1 regional editorial offices as well as ffn and Antenne Niedersachsen have housed departments here. The Neue Presse is located in the adjacent new building by Alessandro Mendini .

The “Hochhaus-Lichtspiele”, the highest cinema in Germany, is located under the green, widely visible dome. The building complex of the Goseriedebad , which was completed in 1905 and is now used by the Kestnergesellschaft and radio ffn , is located to the northeast . On the ground floor of the Anzeiger high-rise, in the so-called counter hall, the Madsack media group set up training rooms and a showroom that was used, among other things, to present new products for tablet computers . These rooms have a remarkable ceiling construction with light and decorative elements, which is called the "Höger Eye" after the architect Fritz Höger. The cinema hall of the high-rise light games is temporarily housed there, because the dome is being extensively renovated and rebuilt.


Web links

Commons : Scoreboard Skyscraper  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Klaus Mlynek , Waldemar R. Röhrbein (ed.): Stadtlexikon Hannover , p. 30, Anzeiger-Hochhaus
  2. ^ History of the Spiegel Group

Coordinates: 52 ° 22 ′ 37 ″  N , 9 ° 43 ′ 53 ″  E