The Towers II

The image that I am sharing with you all today is my take on the Deutch Bank Twin Towers. The towers share a 4,660 m foundation slab,  which is 4 m or 13ft  thick in the middle and tapers towards the edges to 2.5 m. The panel consists of 16,122 m3 (569,300 cu ft) of reinforced concrete. The formation depth is approximately 13 m (43 ft) below ground level

The towers were built from 1979 to 1984 originally to house the Hyatt Hotel Group. The buildings were already under construction when Hyatt cancelled its plans and Deutsche Bank decided to locate its headquarters there.

The complex consists of three parts: a four-storey base building and the two towers. The buildings are complete reinforced concrete structures with reflective glass facades.

In contrast to the neighbouring high-rise Trianon, built a few years later, the pedestal of the Deutsche Bank skyscraper adapts to the urban environment. It is lower than the neighbouring buildings but spread out over a large base area. From the centre of the plant, between the two towers, stretch on an irregular floor plan three components to the east, southwest and northwest.

The towers are irregular trapezoidal shapes, but both feature identical floors plans that have symmetric 45-degree angles arranged 13 m (43 ft) from the center of the plant around.

The buildings have become a popular backdrop in print media and television as a symbol for the German economy because of the role that Deutsche Bank plays as one of the most important global banking and financial services companies. 

During my visit, I was lucky that architecture I was interest in were within walking distance of the hotel. Since it was the weekend, I left a little early that morning to avoid the crowd.

I knew this is a recognisable architecture so instinctively, I wanted to create something different. The first thing to aid me here is the composition. I wanted also wanted to emphasise the towers are “twins” so this was the best composition to go with. The edit I was carried to further enhance the relation between the towers.

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