Tower 185

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Height: Architectural 200 m / 656 ft
Height: Occupied 185 m / 607 ft
Height: To Tip 200 m / 656 ft
Floors Above Ground 50
Floors Below Ground 2
# of Elevators 10
Top Elevator Speed 7 m/s
Tower GFA 116,000 m² / 1,248,614 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 560


Official Name Tower 185
Other Names PWC Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Germany
City Frankfurt am Main
Street Address & Map Friedrich-Ebert Anlage 35-37
Postal Code 60327
Building Function office
Structural Material concrete
Energy Label LEED Gold
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2011
Official Website Tower 185
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Regional Ranking #56 Tallest in Europe
National Ranking #5 Tallest in Germany
City Ranking #5 Tallest in Frankfurt am Main

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer CA Immo Deutschland GmbH
Design Christoph Mäckler Architekten
MEP Engineer
Design Ebert-Ingenieure
Project Manager omniCon Gesellschaft für innovatives Bauen mbH; CA Immo Deutschland GmbH
Main Contractor omniCon Gesellschaft für innovatives Bauen mbH
Other Consultant
• Foundation Prof. Quick und Kollegen - Ingenieure und Geologen GmbH
• Geotechnical Prof. Quick und Kollegen - Ingenieure und Geologen GmbH
• Wind Wacker Ingenieure
Material Supplier
• Elevator KONE

About Tower 185

Tower 185 was designed to meet office tenant demands while providing a pleasant and sustainable working environment. Through its shape, the tower allows 35% more individual office spaces than comparable high-rises, along with eight corners available for enclosed offices and 54 window-adjacent desks. The approach to the tower is via a wide public plaza surrounded by a six-story podium. The scale of the podium is intended to relate to the surrounding context.

The sustainable features of the building include: charging stations for electric vehicles; over 25% site coverage with planted greenery; and occupancy sensors to dim and control lighting. The façade of the building was designed to save conditioning energy while also connecting with the material vernacular of the city. A north-facing glass rotunda provides ample daylighting to the office floors, but avoids direct solar exposure.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Meeting Frankfurt
28 Nov 2016 – Event Report

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