Exhibition Tower, Frankfurt

Exhibition Tower, Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main Germany Exhibition tower Facade repair Facade protection Silicone Resin Paint LA Color LA

Until the completion of the Commerzbank Tower in 1997, the Messeturm (Exhibition Tower) was the highest office building in Europe. Its remarkable height of 256.5 metres makes the Messeturm in the West End a Frankfurt landmark. The building's striking structure of base, tower and spire is reminiscent of the American high-rise architecture of the 1920s.

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Construction project:
Energetische Facade restoration / concrete
Building type:
Office and administration buildings
Short description
After almost 20 years, the concrete façade showed considerable damage and was to be permanently protected.
Blackstone Group
Site address:
60308 Frankfurt am Main
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The structure showed cracks in some places, for which there were different causes. Improved statics and higher load capacity were achieved by stiffening the structures, frictional connection of the disturbed foundation and decoupling the components gate, passage hall and gate houses components. Particularly on the western side, intense blackening of the rock surface had built up, which was strongly interlocked with the ground. The deposits were composed of a mixture of soot and plaster. The cleaning process carried out in 1990 with the help of water could only result in a superficial cleaning. In 2002, the newly developed method of particle beam cleaning and cleaning by laser made it possible to remove soot and plaster without destroying the original surface.
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On the façade surfaces of Kaispeicher A, there was a lot of efflorescence and lime aging, both signs of penetrating moisture. The damage patterns indicated a lack of frost resistance as well as no protection against driving rain. The listed façade required extensive frost and moisture protection, but was not allowed to undergo any visual changes.
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