On 4 September of this year, the highest point was reached on the PalaisQuartier complex in Frankfurt. On the roof of the historic Thurn und Taxis Palais that is currently being re-built, representatives from the construction companies involved in the project raised their glasses to the PalaisQuartier in a topping-off ceremony. After the traditional word-of-thanks speech and the placement of the maypole wreath, 1,500 guests toasted to the successful future of the Quartier. With this beautiful tradition, Bouwfonds MAB Development GmbH expressed its gratitude to all those involved in the construction for their contribution in ensuring that the project went entirely according to plan.
The high-profile, multifunctional PalaisQuartier project unites old and new, and offers an urban environment with a total surface area of 226,650 m². The complex consists of the restored historical edifice Thurn und Taxis Palais, a hotel tower, an office tower and a shopping center. PalaisQuartier is located on the Zeil, one of the busiest shopping streets in Germany. The PalaisQuartier hotel and office towers were designed by the architects Engel and Zimmermann. The shopping and leisure world of the shopping center was designed by the Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas.
The new Frankfurt shopping paradise will open its doors in February 2009. The office tower, hotel tower and the renovation of the Thurn & Taxis Palais will all follow during the course of 2009.
The shopping center features an unusual glass roof construction of approximately 13,000 square metres where, over the last few weeks, over 140 mountaineers worked on the completion. Thanks to the roof construction and the building's primarily transparent fa