The Maintower is a skyscraper in Frankfurt, Germany. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The building is 200 metres tall (including the transmission tower 240 metres) and has 5 underground floors and 56 above-ground stories. It also has two public viewing platforms. It is the only skyscraper in Frankfurt with a public observatory.
The Maintower was built between 1996 and 1999 and contains the Landesbank of Hesse and Thuringia (Helaba) and a television studio of the Hessischer Rundfunk, among other enterprises. Hesse (Hessen is a state of Germany with an area The Free State of Thuringia (Freistaat Thüringen is located in central Germany. Helaba short for Hessische Landesbank (also Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen) Helaba is the Landesbank for the German federal states of Karte Mitgliedsrundfunkstationen des ARDsvg|right|thumb|Map of the nine regional broadcasting members of Germany's ARD radio/TV network The first tenants moved in November 5, 1999, and the official inauguration was January 28, 2000. During weather reports by the television station, the weather reporter stands on the top of the building.
The foyer of the building has two art pieces accessible to the public: the video installation by Bill Viola "The World of Appearances" and the wall mosaic by Stephan Huber "Frankfurter Treppe / XX. Bill Viola (born America 1951 is a contemporary video artist. Art History Mosaics of the 4th century BC are found in the Macedonian palace-city of Aegae, and they enriched the floors of Hellenistic Jahrhundert" (Translation: "Frankfurt's Steps/20th Century")
The tower's design features what appears to be two connected towers. The smaller of the two is of a cuboid shape and a design common to 1970s architecture. The second and tallest of the two towers is a circular tower with an entire blue glass exterior which features the transmission tower on top.
The Commerzbank Tower and Maintower at night. Commerzbank Tower is a Skyscraper located in the city centre of Frankfurt, Germany.