Tower 185
Frankfurt am Main
Height 200 m / 656 ft
Floors 50
Official Name

The current legal building name.

Tower 185
Other Names

Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

PWC Tower
Type

CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building
Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished
Completed, 2011
Country

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

City

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Postal Code
60327
Function

A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

office
Structural Material

Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

concrete
LEED Gold
Official Website
Height

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

Architectural
200 m / 656 ft
To Tip
200 m / 656 ft
Occupied
185 m / 607 ft
Floors Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

50
Floors Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

2
# of Parking Spaces

Number of Parking Spaces refers to the total number of car parking spaces contained within a particular building.

560
# of Elevators

Number of Elevators refers to the total number of elevator cars (not shafts) contained within a particular building (including public, private and freight elevators).

10
Tower GFA

Tower GFA refers to the total gross floor area within the tower footprint, not including adjoining podiums, connected buildings or other towers within the development.

116,000 m² / 1,248,614 ft²
Rankings
#
55
Tallest in Europe
#
4
Tallest in Germany
#
4
Tallest in Frankfurt am Main
#
25
Tallest Office Building in Europe
#
4
Tallest Office Building in Germany
#
4
Tallest Office Building in Frankfurt am Main
#
36
Tallest Concrete Building in Europe
#
3
Tallest Concrete Building in Germany
#
3
Tallest Concrete Building in Frankfurt am Main
Construction Schedule
2008

Construction Start

2011

Completed

Owner/Developer
CA Immo Deutschland GmbH
Architect
Christoph Mäckler Architekten
MEP Engineer
Ebert-Ingenieure
omniCon Gesellschaft für innovatives Bauen mbH; CA Immo Deutschland GmbH
Contractor
omniCon Gesellschaft für innovatives Bauen mbH

Foundation

Prof. Quick und Kollegen - Ingenieure und Geologen GmbH

Geotechnical

Prof. Quick und Kollegen - Ingenieure und Geologen GmbH

Elevator

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Meeting Frankfurt


28 November 2016 - Event

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.

28 November 2016

CTBUH Meeting Frankfurt

A preparatory meeting for the creation of a CTBUH Germany Chapter was held on the 7th floor of the TaunusTurm in Frankfurt, kindly sponsored by Werner Sobek.