IG Farben Building Johann Wolfgang Goethe University

IG Farben Building Johann Wolfgang Goethe University

IG Farben Building Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
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Neighbourhood: Innenstadt
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  • Grüneburgweg • 10 min walk
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles38 reviews
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Susan R
Salters, SC2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Worked in building 1974/75. There was a radio station on the top floor.. V Corp ran operations for the commanding general. The building was well maintained. Did not get a chance to look around I had the grave yard shift.
Written 13 December 2023
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Cloud
Frankfurt, Germany609 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The building is aesthetically not impressive but has historical importance and hosts the Goethe University.
Written 17 July 2022
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Rudy B
Ocean City, MD721 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
A trip down memory lane for me, other than that I can’t see why someone would visit here. It’s a college campus now and the campus is open to the public, so you can walk freely around.

The was the largest office building in the 1920’s and a little research will tell you the history behind IG Farben’s involvement during WW2.

The only thing interesting about the building is the box car elevator system (paternoster), I think it’s one of the two remaining systems in operations in europe. When I was stationed here a pregnant lady was killed trying to ride them and they were shut down - you need to have good coordination to use them. They were operating when I was there.
Written 8 March 2019
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Thomas K
Monte-Carlo, Monaco1,329 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
Now part of the University of Frankfort this building has a very interesting history, from Headquarter of a Nazi Germany conglomerate, to headquarter of the US Army in Europe to a scene of the beginning terrorism of the Baader Meinhof group. Once the biggest office complex in the world.
Written 23 September 2018
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guayames46
Pembroke Pines, FL76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Business
Visited this building too many times from 1983 to 1994 while it was the HQ of the V Corp. Too many memories to write about. Many important changes of Command, celebrations and military functions! Totally different atmosphere today!
Written 17 May 2018
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Dave F
Cincinnati60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
This building, built in the late twenties, once was the heaquarters of the Farben Chemical complex. Located in North Central Frankfurt, Germany, it later became the headquarters of the Supreme Allied Command during WWll. It is now a part of the University of Frankfurt, since 1995. This architechural award winning building is loaded with history, including the site of Gen Eisehower's office.
Written 6 March 2018
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carlosgb1990
Frankfurt, Germany90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
In this place happens many things during different periods of history. Pre-War, War, and post-war... you find an interesting exposition in the first floor of the building, explaining and reconstruction the facts. Also, there are some historical plates on the entrance related to the Marshall plan.
Written 8 January 2018
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Steven S
Sierra Vista, AZ42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
I worked in the Farben building in the early 1970's. To me it is a reflection of the times. The building started out as an excellent representation of German 1920-30's modernist New Objectivity style architecture and housed a company that was tied to Nazi government activities. Because it was the largest building standing in the whole area after WWII (allied bombers missed the building and hit the nearby mansions), GEN Eisenhower chose it as his first headquarters. It was the principal location for implementing the Marshall Plan and it remained a major Army headquarters for years until 1995. In 2001 the Farben building, officially known as the Poelzig Building, reopened as part of the University of Frankfurt. When I recently walked through the building, my old office when I was a 2LT, is now a professor’s office – I enjoyed riding the updated paternosters, too. In 1972 the Red Army Faction blew up the Officer’s Club building’s lobby, which was behind the main Farben building. They should have blown up the kitchen, as the food there was terrible. I hope the food in the student dining area there now is better.
Written 13 January 2017
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Rudy B
Ocean City, MD721 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Solo
Brought back memories when I worked here in the 90's. Didn't know the history back then, but now that I've read up on it, I'm more taken away with what this building represented. I'm glad some good use could be made of the old Abrams Complex - despite the roll and atrocities committed by IG Farben.
Written 27 November 2016
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Tamer S
London, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Solo
Amazing place, has lots of garden and green yards, enjoyed a beautiful walk around, I've liked the most the knowledge sculpture which done by Jaume Plensa, a sculpture made of different alphabets of different languages, for me represents coexistence and harmony of cultures.
Written 7 September 2016
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