High-rise building of Postbank, listed building

The tower block of Postbank (formerly Postscheckamt) was built in the tradition of the American high-rise architecture of the 1950s (e.g. the Lever Building in New York, 1951-52, Skidmore, Owings & Merril). This type of multi-storey building is characterised by a combination of a slim high-rise section with a low-rise structure (flat bottom). This modern building with its curtain wall made of glass and light alloy encloses the reinforced concrete skeleton without any projections. Together with the neighbouring high buildings in Kruppstraße dating from the 1950s, the Postbank building which is located at the major traffic junction, "Freiheit", was one of the many high-rise buildings erected in the 1960s and still dominates Essen’s skyline



Kruppstraße 2
45128 Essen

Further Information

Distance from (H) Essen Hbf:
50 m, exit B

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