Publication Abstract

Proceedings - Fourth International Conference - Piling and Deep Foundations, 1991, Stresa, Italy, (DFI)

21 Messe Turm, Foundations for the Tallest Building in Europe
H. Sommer; Grundbauinstitut Sommer & Partner, Darmstadt, Germany G. Tamaro; Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, N.Y., USA C. DeBenedittis; Tishman Speyer Properties, N.Y., USA

The 256m high MesseTurm, Europe's tallest high-rise building, rests on a piled raft foundation in Frankfurt clay. The foundation design, construction and the monitoring system are described, and the measurement results obtained during and after construction are presented. Lastly, the effect of a 12 m groundwater lowering on the behavior of the foundations is shown.

 article #462; publication #37 (IC-1991-IT)