Messeturm

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Messeturm is a skyscraper located in Frankfurt, Germany. Its name translates as "Fair Tower." Messeturm is directly located in the Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds.

The Messeturm was the tallest building in Europe until 1997, when it was eclipsed by the Commerzbank Tower also in Frankfurt, then in 2003 by the Triumph-Palace in Moscow. Used as an office building, it is 257 metres (842 feet) tall and has 63 floors.

The construction of the building's foundation set a world record for the longest continuous concrete pour. Ninety trucks poured concrete for 78 hours into the 20-foot deep foundation.

The pyramid on the very top of the Messeturm is what makes it most remarkable among other usual skyscrapers. It is 36.3 metres high.

Its design is similar to the Bank of America Plaza in Atlanta.
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