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CTBUH Meeting Frankfurt
November 28, 2016
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FRANKFURT – A preparatory meeting for the creation of a CTBUH Germany Chapter was held on Monday, November 28 in the marketing suite on the seventh floor of the TaunusTurm in Frankfurt, Germany. The event – hosted by Tishman Properties and sponsored by Werner Sobek – had been organized to discuss the flourishing tall building market in Frankfurt and other German cities, and to measure the interest of establishing a formal CTBUH presence in Germany through the creation of a designated chapter.
Over 40 high-profile attendees joined the meeting, such as CTBUH Germany Representative and Werner Sobek Partner Roland Bechmann and CTBUH Research Manager Dario Trabucco.

Frankfurt and other cities across Germany are experiencing a significant tall building boom, which has led to the construction of several tall towers in the past few years, including TaunusTurm, Tower  185, and the recently-completed ECB Tower. These new buildings add to an iconic skyline already significantly marked by the world-famous and inspiring Commerzbank Tower, designed over two decades ago by Sir Norman Foster.
Over 40 high-profile attendees joined the meeting in the TaunusTurm, Frankfurt.
The meeting started with a presentation by Roland Bechmann on CTBUH, its activities, and the advantages it offers to members. Next, Dario Trabucco presented the results of the recently-completed CTBUH research on the LCA of Tall Building Structural Systems, using this study to exemplify the outreach and industry engagement fostered by CTBUH activities and events. Finally, Tobias Berger presented an overview on the tall buildings that have been recently completed, are currently underway, or in late planning stages in Frankfurt. This presentation demonstrated the vivacity of the local market, reflecting the busy activity of the local and international professionals involved in such projects, many of whom were in attendance at the meeting.
Dario Trabucco, CTBUH, presented some of the recent research his team has published.
The presentations were followed by an open discussion that verified the interest of local industry representatives in obtaining CTBUH regional representation, opening up the activities toward the process of creating a new CTBUH Chapter in Germany.