, a skyscraper
am Main’s banking district, is one of three buildings that together form the Skyper ensemble. With 39 floors and an overall height of 154 metres, it is the 12th largest building in Germany
. Its quadrant-shaped silhouette is a distinctive part of the Frankfurt cityscape.
Completed in 2004, the tower is linked by a nine metre high glass atrium to a neo-classical villa dating from 1915. The villa is listed as a building of historical importance and once belonged, along with the site as a whole, to the Philipp Holzmann construction group, which used the property as its corporate head office. A residential and commercial building with 52 one- to three-room apartments and ground-floor retail space completes the ensemble.
The plans for the EUR 480 million project originated from Frankfurt architects JSK, who were commissioned by Holzmann AG. With building approval granted, the architects subsequently realised their plans on behalf of general contractors ABG and the new owner, DekaBank
, which had purchased the building for an open real estate fund of its real estate subsidiary, Deka Immobilien. Following completion in 2005, DekaBank moved into offices on the lower floors as the main tenant.
Skyper has been owned since 2006 by an investment company belonging to the Swiss banking group UBS