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Willis Building (london)
The WILLIS BUILDING is a commercial skyscraper in London
London
named after the primary tenant, Willis Group
Willis Group
. It is located on Lime Street in the City of London
London
financial district. The building was designed by Norman Foster and developed by British Land . It stands opposite the Lloyd\'s building and is 125 metres (410 ft) tall, with 26 storeys. It features a "stepped" design, which was intended to resemble the shell of a crustacean, with setbacks rising at 97 m (318 ft) and 68 m (223 ft). In total, there are 475,000 square feet (44,128.9 m2) of office floor-space, most of which was pre-let to the insurance broker Willis
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St. Mary Axe
ST MARY AXE was a medieval parish in the City of London whose name survives as that of the street which it formerly occupied. The Church of St Mary Axe was demolished in 1561 and its parish united with that of St Andrew Undershaft
St Andrew Undershaft
, which is situated on the corner of St Mary Axe and Leadenhall Street . The site of the former church is now occupied by Fitzwilliam House, a fact acknowledged by a blue plaque on the building's façade. Nearby parishes include the medieval Great St Helen\'s (1210) and St Ethelburga (14th century). The street name may derive from a combination of the church dedicated to the Virgin Mary and a neighbouring tavern which prominently displayed a sign with an image of an axe , or simply from the church name itself, which may have come from the axes used by the Worshipful Company of Skinners , who were patrons
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Portal
PORTAL may refer to: * Portal (architecture) , a monumental gate or door, or the extremities (ends) of a tunnel * Portals in fiction , magical or technological doorways that connect two locations, dimensions, or points in time * _ Portal _, a video game series developed by Valve Corporation CONTENTS* 1 Computing * 1.1 Gateways to information * 1.2 Other computing * 2 Art, entertainment, and media


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Heron Tower
Coordinates : 51°30′58″N 0°4′51″W / 51.51611°N 0.08083°W / 51.51611; -0.08083 HERON TOWER GENERAL INFORMATION STATUS Complete TYPE Commercial LOCATION London
London
, EC2 United Kingdom CONSTRUCTION STARTED 2007 COMPLETED 2011 HEIGHT ANTENNA SPIRE 230 metres (755 ft) ROOF 202 metres (663 ft) DIMENSIONS OTHER DIMENSIONS 2,400-square-metre (26,000 sq ft) site TECHNICAL DETAILS FLOOR COUNT 46 FLOOR AREA 461,478 sq ft (43,000 m2) DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION ARCHITECT Kohn Pedersen Fox STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Arup MAIN CONTRACTOR Skanska WEBSITE http://www.salesforce-tower.com The lobby features a 70,000-litre aquarium containing hundreds of fish. The HERON TOWER (officially 110 BISHOPSGATE) is a commercial skyscraper in London
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122 Leadenhall Street
122 LEADENHALL STREET, officially known as the LEADENHALL BUILDING, is a 225 m (737 ft) tall building on Leadenhall Street in London. The commercial skyscraper , opened in July 2014, was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and is informally known as "The Cheesegrater " because of its distinctive wedge shape. It is one of a number of new tall buildings recently completed or currently under construction in the City of London
London
financial area, including 20 Fenchurch Street , 22 Bishopsgate
22 Bishopsgate
, and The Scalpel
The Scalpel

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CityPoint
CITYPOINT (previously known as BRITANNIC HOUSE and BRITANNIC TOWER) is a skyscraper located on Ropemaker Street on the northern fringe of the City of London
London
, the main financial district and historic nucleus of London
London
. Originally named Britannic House, CityPoint
CityPoint
was built in 1967 as a 35-storey, 122 metres (400 ft) tall headquarters for British Petroleum (now BP), becoming the first building in the City of London
London
area to exceed the height of St Paul\'s Cathedral . The designers were F. Milton Cashmore and H. N. W. Grosvenor. In 1991 British Petroleum moved back to their original headquarters on Finsbury Circus
Finsbury Circus
and the building was renamed Britannic Tower. It was refurbished in 2000, with additional floor space and the height increased to 127 metres (417 ft). The designer for the refurbishment was Sheppard Robson
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The Pinnacle (London)
22 BISHOPSGATE is a commercial skyscraper under construction in London
London
, United Kingdom. It will occupy a prominent site on Bishopsgate
Bishopsgate
, in the City of London
London
financial district, and is set to stand 278 m (912 ft) tall with 62 storeys. The project replaces an earlier plan for a 288 m (945 ft) tower named THE PINNACLE, on which construction was started in 2008 but suspended in 2012 following the Great Recession
Great Recession
, with only the concrete core of the first seven storeys. The structure was later subjected to a re-design, out of which it became known by its postal address, 22 Bishopsgate. Under the original plans, The Pinnacle was to become the second-tallest building in both the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and the European Union after The Shard
The Shard
, also in London
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List Of Tallest Buildings And Structures In London
This LIST OF THE TALLEST BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES IN LONDON ranks skyscrapers and towers in London
London
by their height. Since 2010, the tallest structure in London
London
has been The Shard , which was topped out at 310 metres (1,017 ft), making it the tallest habitable building in Europe at the time. The second tallest is One Canada Square in Canary Wharf , which rises 235 metres (771 ft) and was completed in 1991. The third tallest is the Heron Tower in the City of London financial district, which was topped out in 2010 and stands at a height of 230 metres (755 ft), including its spire. The Greater London area is currently about level with the Paris Metropolitan Area as the metropolitan area in the European Union with the most skyscrapers
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20 Fenchurch Street
20 FENCHURCH STREET is a commercial skyscraper in London that takes its name from its address on Fenchurch Street , in the historic City of London financial district. It has been nicknamed 'The Walkie-Talkie ' because of its distinctive shape. Construction was completed in spring 2014, and the top-floor 'sky garden' was opened in January 2015. The 34-storey building is 160 m (525 ft) tall, making it the sixth-tallest building in the City of London and the 12th tallest in London. Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly and costing over £200 million, 20 Fenchurch Street features a highly distinctive top-heavy form which appears to burst upward and outward. A large viewing deck, bar and restaurants are included on the top three floors; these are, with restrictions, open to the public
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Willis Building (london)
The WILLIS BUILDING is a commercial skyscraper in London
London
named after the primary tenant, Willis Group
Willis Group
. It is located on Lime Street in the City of London
London
financial district. The building was designed by Norman Foster and developed by British Land . It stands opposite the Lloyd\'s building and is 125 metres (410 ft) tall, with 26 storeys. It features a "stepped" design, which was intended to resemble the shell of a crustacean, with setbacks rising at 97 m (318 ft) and 68 m (223 ft). In total, there are 475,000 square feet (44,128.9 m2) of office floor-space, most of which was pre-let to the insurance broker Willis
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Main Page
The 1983 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON was the least active Atlantic hurricane season in 53 years. Although the season begins by convention on June 1, there were no tropical depressions until July 23, and only four of the season's seven depressions became tropical storms . Tropical Depression Three became Hurricane Alicia_(satellite image pictured)_ on August 17 and made landfall in Texas the next day, breaking thousands of glass windows in Houston's skyscrapers, killing 22 people and causing $1.7 billion in damage. The storm that became Hurricane Barry formed on August 25, crossed Florida, and made landfall near Brownsville, Texas
Brownsville, Texas
, dissipating five days later. Hurricane Chantal stayed out at sea, and was absorbed by a front on September 15. Tropical Depression Six formed on September 19 and caused heavy rains in the Caribbean
Caribbean

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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * _Special_ (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials , a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on _The Blind Leading the Naked _ * "Special", a song on _ The Documentary _ album by GameFILM AND TELEVISION * Special (lighting) , a stage light that is used for a single, s
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Emporis
EMPORIS GMBH is a real estate data mining company with headquarters in Hamburg , Germany . The company collects and publishes data and photographs of buildings worldwide. Emporis offers a variety of information on its public database, EMPORIS.COM, located at www.emporis.com. Emporis is frequently cited by various media sources as an authority on building data. Emporis previously focused exclusively on high-rise buildings and skyscrapers , which it defines as buildings "between 35 and 100 metres" tall and "at least 100 metres tall", respectively. Today, the database has expanded to include low-rise buildings and other structures. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Emporis Skyscraper Award * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYMichael Wutzke started a website about skyscrapers in Frankfurt in 1996. In 2000 he started skyscrapers.com which was folded into Emporis in 2003
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The Scalpel
THE SCALPEL is a commercial skyscraper under construction in London
London
, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. It is located on Lime Street in the City of London financial area. Originally a nickname but subsequently designated as its official name, the term "Scalpel" was coined by the Financial Times due to the building's distinctive angular design and followed a trend of nicknaming new buildings based upon their shape, such as the nearby Leadenhall Building
Leadenhall Building
, also known as "The Cheesegrater". Upon completion in 2017, The Scalpel
The Scalpel
will be 190 m (620 ft) tall, with 38 storeys. It has been designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox
Kohn Pedersen Fox

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St. Helen's (skyscraper)
London
London
, EC3 United Kingdom COORDINATES 51°30′52.2″N 00°04′54.8″W / 51.514500°N 0.081889°W / 51.514500; -0.081889 Coordinates : 51°30′52.2″N 00°04′54.8″W / 51.514500°N 0.081889°W / 51.514500; -0.081889 CONSTRUCTION STARTED 1968 COMPLETED 1969; 48 years ago (1969) HEIGHT ROOF 118 metres (387 ft) TECHNICAL DETAILS FLOOR COUNT 28 FLOOR AREA 56,097 m2 (603,820 sq ft) DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION ARCHITECT Gollins Melvin Ward Partnership DEVELOPER Commercial General Union MAIN CONTRACTOR