Skyper (Frankfurt am Main)

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Skyper Tower and Skyper Villa from the southeast, March 2012
Basic data
Place: Taunusanlage 1 ( Bahnhofsviertel )
Construction time : 2002-2004
Architect : JSK
Use / legal
Usage : High-rise office building
Main tenant: DekaBank
Client : Deka Immobilien Objekt GmbH & Co.KG
Technical specifications
Height : 153.8 m
Floors : 39
Usable area : 41,000 m²
Floor area : 1,100 m²
Height comparison
Frankfurt am Main : 14. ( list )
Germany : 15. ( list )
Europe : 81. ( list )
City: Frankfurt am Main
Country: Germany

Skyper refers to a three-part building ensemble in the station district of Frankfurt am Main on the corner of Taunusanlage and Taunusstraße . It consists of a neoclassical villa ("Skyper-Villa") from 1915, a 153.8 meter high skyscraper ("Skyper-Hochhaus") and a residential and commercial building ("Skyper-Carré"). The ensemble was created in its current form in the years 2002-04.


Skyper between the Silver Tower (left) and Gallileo (right)

The design for the 480 million euro project comes from the Frankfurt architects JSK , which has already been commissioned by Holzmann AG . The architects then implemented their approved design for the general contractor ABG and the new purchaser, DekaBank . They had acquired the building for an open-ended property fund from DekaImmobilien and after the building was handed over in 2005, they moved into the lower floors as the main tenant. Well-known tenants are also the Deutsche Bundesbank as the new main tenant (as of August 2014), HSBC and the international investment bank Houlihan Lokey .

From 2006 to 2013, the Skyper was owned by a fund company of the major Swiss bank UBS . The insurance company Allianz bought the building in April 2013 .


The 39-story skyscraper , which ranks 15th in the ranking of the tallest buildings in Germany, rises on a striking, quarter-circle plot, making it an essential part of the Frankfurt skyline . Structurally, it is a reinforced concrete skeleton structure with a glass curtain wall .

The neoclassical listed villa from 1915 is connected to the building to the east by means of a nine-meter-high glass hall. The villa belonged, like the entire area, to the construction company Philipp Holzmann and was the seat of the headquarters and the board of directors. A residential and commercial building with 52 one to three-room apartments and a row of shops on the ground floor completes the building ensemble.

See also

Web links

Commons : Skyper (Frankfurt am Main)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Skyper at CTBUH
  2. ^ Allianz buys Frankfurt skyscraper "Skyper" , FAZ from April 29, 2013

Coordinates: 50 ° 6 ′ 36 ″  N , 8 ° 40 ′ 9 ″  E