ECB - European Central Bank

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Height: Occupied
158.8 m / 521 ft
Height: Architectural
183.7 m / 603 ft
ECB - European Central Bank Outline
  Height: To Tip
217.3 m / 713 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
6 m/s
Tower GFA
106,000 m² / 1,140,975 ft²
Development GFA
185,000 m² / 1,991,323 ft²
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name ECB - European Central Bank
Other Names European Central Bank Tower, Skytower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Germany
City Frankfurt am Main
Street Address & Map Sonnemannstrasse 20
Postal Code 60314
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Proposed 2010
Construction Start 2010
Completion 2014
Official Website ECB - European Central Bank
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Regional Ranking #86 Tallest in Europe
National Ranking #8 Tallest in Germany
City Ranking #8 Tallest in Frankfurt am Main

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer European Central Bank
Architect of Record Albert Speer & Partner
Structural Engineer
Design Bollinger + Grohmann
MEP Engineer
Design Arup
Engineer of Record Canzler-Ingenieure GmbH; Ebert-Ingenieure
Project Manager Drees & Sommer Advanced Building
Main Contractor Lindner Group; Spannverbund; Ed. Züblin AG
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Ebert-Ingenieure
• Energy Concept Arup
Façade Institut für Fassadentechnik; Seele; Permasteelisa Group
• Fire HHP Süd Beratende Ingenieure GmbH
• Geotechnical ARGE Katzenbach; CDM Consult GmbH
• Landscape Vogt Landschaft GmbH
• Vertical Transportation Jappsen Ingenieure GmbH
• Way Finding unit-design gmbH
• Wind Wacker Ingenieure
Material Supplier
• Elevator thyssenkrupp
• Façade Maintenance Equipment Klik Bühnensysteme
• Formwork Doka GmbH
• Joints/Fasteners Peikko
• Sealants Sika Services AG

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Meeting Frankfurt
28 Nov 2016 – Event Report

CTBUH Names Tall Building Award Winners and Finalists
22 Jun 2016 – Awards Event


City-within-a-City: European Central Bank
3 Nov 2016 – Pete Rose, Coop Himmelb(l)au

Interview: European Central Bank
3 Nov 2016 – Pete Rose, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Research Papers

Two Towers, One Market
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III

Other Building Facts

The location for the new headquarters of the European
Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt's Ostend district.

The starting point for the design of the towers was the urban perspectives of the city of Frankfurt.

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