In Frankfurt, the new residential skyscrapers keep rising, but living in a tower block doesn’t necessarily mean living high up in the sky. Older apartment blocks, like the Bienenkorbhaus at Konstablerwache, less than 50 metres high, are hardly perceived as tower blocks any more at all. Not only there, but also in Sachsenhausen, Niederrad and Nordend, people are living in high-rise buildings, some of them for many years.
What is it like living there? How is the view of over the city? What is inspiring, what is missing?
Here are six personal high-rise stories.
Overview of all events of the theme day on 13.03.20: High Rise City Frankfurt
Barbara Raabe is a lighting designer and artist. Since 2018, she has been living with her partner on the 12th floor of a high-rise building in the Gartenstrasse.
Ben Gabel is a cinematographer and director. Since 2005, he has been living on the 13th floor of the “Green Tower” (Grünes Hochhaus) in Nordend.
Maren Harnack teaches urban planning and design at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. She has been living on the 11th floor of the Bienenkorbhaus since 2011.
Jorge Garcia ist Einsatzleiter für Geld- und Werttransporte, er wohnt seit 18 Jahren im 7. OG eines Hochhauses im Mainfeld in Niederrad.
Julia Mantel is a poet. Her apartment is on the 7th floor of an apartment building in Sachsenhausen. She has been living there since 2007.
Bruno Steinert is a man of independent means. He lives on the 11th floor of the Taunusturm residential tower.
Ralf Werner is a photographer and cinematographer. He visited them all in their apartments with his camera.