Panoramablick auf den Main Tower und Frankfurts Skyline aus der Ferne.

A highlight in the skyline

Even in miniature, the MAIN TOWER convinced the experts: In an international competition in 1991, the jury decided in favour of the model designed by Hamburg-based architects Schweger and Partners.

With a clear language reduced to the basic forms of circles and squares, the MAIN TOWER had an unmistakable appearance of its own from the outset. Yet, with its balanced proportions, it blends harmoniously into the cityscape and into the ensemble of the skyline. This is not least thanks to the carefully chosen gradation between the filigree 200 m round tower, the 170 m square tower and the base, which in turn makes use of the original building from the early 20th century, thus creating a close connection to the adjacent skyscrapers. Incidentally, the architecture of the MAIN TOWER won the IMMOBILIEN AWARD 2001 at the CIMMIT congress.

The MAIN TOWER at a glance

Height:200m (240 m including the antenna)
Floors:56 above ground, 5 below ground
Construction time:3 years
Topping-out ceremony:10 March 1999
Amount invested:Approx. EUR 350 million
Usable space:

Premises: 3.355 m
Office space per floor: approx. 1.200 m2
Gross floor space: 101.705 m2
Total lettable floor space: 62.000 m2
Interior space:
83.100 m3 (above ground)
18.600 m3 (below ground)

People employed:Approx. 2.000
Lifts:26 passenger lifts
3 good lifts
Top speed: 4 bis 7 m/s

Brochures to download

You will also find facts and figures about the MAIN TOWER in our 20-page brochure, which we are happy to provide you with in PDF format.

Brochure "MAIN TOWER – Welcome!" (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Our book recommendation

If you are interested in discovering more details about the technology and architecture, we would recommend the book entitled “MAIN TOWER” by Ingeborg Flagge, published in 2000 by Ernst Wasmuth Verlag (ISBN 9783803001993).


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In the lower right corner of our website, you can find a gallery with full screen photos of the MAIN TOWER.

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