IG Farben Building Johann Wolfgang Goethe University

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IG Farben Building Johann Wolfgang Goethe University

IG Farben Building Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
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Rudy B
Ocean City, MD529 contributions
I was stationed here in the 90’s
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 March 8, 2019
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Thomas K
Monte-Carlo, Monaco1,034 contributions
Spectacular History
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 September 23, 2018
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guayames46
Pembroke Pines, FL73 contributions
Great memories
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 May 17, 2018
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Dave F
Cincinnati60 contributions
Historical Chemical Headquarters Building
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 March 6, 2018
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carlosgb1990
Frankfurt, Germany89 contributions
A building with a lot of history
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 January 8, 2018
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Steven S
Sierra Vista, AZ38 contributions
IG Farben - Color It a Reflection of the Times
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 January 13, 2017
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Rudy B
Ocean City, MD529 contributions
Brought Back Memories
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 November 27, 2016
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Tamer S
London, UK30 contributions
Amazing place
Sep 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 September 7, 2016
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CGROE
Hamburg, Germany55 contributions
Top location for fans of architecture and history
Sep 2015
Architectural highlight of the 20ies, with open access to everybody interested in living history. Designed by Poelzig and undestroyed during WW 2, later used by the US command in Frankfurd and General Eisenhower, it now serves as part of the Frankfurt University. See the exibiton on the fashistic conglomerate of IG-Farben , who used this architectural style to impress the public and themselves at the time of early onset of NS-dictatorship.
Today, the restored "paternoster" elevators inside take you 8 floors up to visit galeries and lecture halls. Also see the students caffee at the Eisenhower Rotunda facing the park and the see the new campus of economic science of the Goethe University with a large sunny garden around.
Unfortunately, free WiFi is reserved for registered students, only.
Written March 29, 2016
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Aladji A
Paris, France138 contributions
Walking around
Mar 2016 • Family
I visited the IG Farben Building Johann Wolfgang Goethe University during the week end and I found the echo quite impressive. The building is very gigantic in a German style but cold and I was not very impressed by the overall atmosphere.
Written March 28, 2016
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