The MesseTurm, or Fair Tower, is a modern landmark and architectural signpost of Frankfurt.
Messeturm, meaning “Fair Tower” took only twenty-seven months to build and was finished in 1991. The tower, at over 250 metres, defines the Frankfurt skyline and is known as the “Skyscraper Man”. The entrance is an impressive 18 meters high, leading to 24 high-speed lifts that travel to the 60 exclusive floors.
The tower has three shapes that form its profile: The tower rises from a square base, the main section has distinctive tapered corners, from which rises a glass cylinder, that is then topped by a three-story pyramid. The red granite façade of the tower is reminiscent of the Frankfurt Roemer.
The tower stands next to the exhibition ground but is not used for events.
One of its tenants is the investment bank Goldman Sachs.
If you’re feeling fit, you can start training for the SkyRun. The last SkyRun in May 2014 was for international teams competing to run up the Messeturm - 61 floors, 1,202 steps, 222 metres high.