Frankfurt Travel Tip:
The MyZeil is a shopping mall in the city center of Frankfurt, designed by Roman architect Massimiliano Fuksas. It is part of the building ensembles PalaisQuartier and forms its access to the Zeil shopping street. It was officially opened on 26 February 2009, during a public presentation of Frankfurt's Mayor Petra Roth and recorded 120,000 visitors on the first day, according to press reports. Because of massive interest, visitors had to be admitted in phases; after two weeks, visitors exceeded the one million mark.
The MyZeil has six floors, with one of the longest escalators in Germany (46 m). The gross floor under the vaulted, with about 3,200 triangular glass-based structure is 77,000 square metres, to retail in the bottom three floors account for about 52,000 square metres. Anchor tenant in the basement are bullet is a Rewe-Markt (food), Anson's (menswear with many leading fashion labels) to three Part bullets and (in the third / fourth floor Saturn electronics and home appliances market) to 7500 square meters. In the upper floors there is a 'gastro-boulevard "with restaurants, a fitness club (Fitness First), with height and a spacious pool games and care for children. The total of nearly 100 shops were rented out to open about 97 percent, however, not all related. The square metre price expected to amount to a record high of up to 485 euros.
The structural design of the imposing steel and glass construction is by Knippers Helbig from Stuttgart. Rainwater from the nearly 6000 square meters large roof areas is collected, cleaned and returned to the water cycle of the house. Early 2008, the shell of the shopping center was completed and started the interior work. The name of the investor MyZeil presented on 10 November 2008 in the presence of the Frankfurt Mayor Petra Roth to the public. The name emphasized the historical roots of the site, and be also of Frankfort, as Englishmen like to express. The mayor described the name as "absolutely brilliant". After a wave of some heavy criticism, expressed inter alia, the letters in the local press, said the investor on November 24, again with explicitly that he was adhering to the naming.
[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MyZeil ]
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