Museum of World Cultures to have a branch in Hochhaus am Neuen Mainzer Straße

Frankfurt city announced that the Museum of World Cultures will have a branch in the new skyscraper Hochhaus am Neuen Mainzer Straße.

The new skyscraper will have 52 upper floors and four to five basements for parking. The first 2 floors will be for commerce.

The collection of the Frankfurt Weltkulturen Museum (Museum of World Cultures) has 65,000 objects, 100,000 ethnographic photographs and films, and library holdings of 50,000 international books and journals.

Discussion in Reddit.

Restaurants and hotels are reopening in Frankfurt

Since yesterday, restaurants and hotels are reopening in Frankfurt, after weeks of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Hessenschau says the rules are:

  • Restaurants must write down the name and address of the guests.
  • Only one guest may be inside, per each five square metres.
  • In total, only people from two households are allowed to sit at the table.

More rules here.

The Hotel Excelsior is renting the hotel rooms in a rental classifieds website, i guess due to the lack of tourists.

Protest against corona measures

This afternoon, a protest against corona measures happened in Alter Oper:

But at the same time another protest got into it.

Today, thousands of people in Germany took part in the protests against the coronavirus measures.

The Internet

“In that sense, the internet is very much like the highway-and-road system in the U.S. There are small two-lane roads that lead to homes and businesses. There are larger, secondary roads that have larger businesses and residential complexes on them. And there are interstate highways, where the traffic goes fast for long distances without a lot of entrances and exits. The internet has almost exactly the same network of connections—big, high-speed, high-volume ones that cross continents and pass under the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; medium-size ones inside cities; and “last mile” connections directly to individual homes and businesses.”

This is how Charles Fishman, describes the Internet, in the article The System That Actually Worked

To point out that it “turned out that the last mile is what’s preoccupying many internet engineers and technicians today.”

Less cars in Frankfurt starting with Mainkai

Seat steps to the water of the Main, benches under trees, a lot of greenery and a lot of trees, space for bicycles and of course no cars, this is what the idea sketches of the city planners look like. The location on Google Maps.

The SPD project for Mainkai here:

Greens and SPD are moving forward with the project. CDU is against

In The Proto City, Leon writes: “It is for me a clear sign, Frankfurt needs to do more and do things quicker than they have done in the last ten years.” 

And the discussion in Reddit Frankfurt.

Frankfurt with potential to receive more investment in data centers

DLA PIPER, a law firm, released a study on December last year, saying that Germany will have the most bankable investment opportunities for data centre projects over the next two years.

The report European Data Centre Investment Outlook puts Frankfurt as the city that will probably bank most of the projects. Frankfurt belongs to FLAP (Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Paris): the four cities with more data centers in Europe.

Location is the most important decision factor. The report says there is a trend towards moving data processing closer to end users. This is driven by demand for low latency (rapid response). 

According to Data Economy, Frankfurt accounts to 106 data centers, followed by Munich (49), Hamburg (40), Berlin (30), Dusseldorf (25), Stuttgart (24).

Frankfurt is the European capital for peering, with more than 900 networks connected. This year, in March, DE-CIX set a new world record with more than 9 Terabits per second data throughput at Frankfurt Internet Exchange.

Telefonica this month also reported that the mobile data usage in Germany, for the first three months of the year, rose strongly compared with the same quarter last year – by 63 percent to 314,000 terabytes.