The WILLIS BUILDING is a commercial skyscraper in
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.
* 1 History * 2 Gallery * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links
The Willis Building was constructed between 2004 and 2008 under the
management of Mace and represented a significant addition to the City
The building was the first in a wave of new tall towers for London's primary financial district. Others included The Pinnacle , the Leadenhall Building and the Heron Tower .
The Willis Building exterior nears completion (May 2007) *
30 St Mary Axe
The Lloyd\'s building is flanked by the Willis Building, as viewed from Lime Street (July 2007) *
The Willis and Lloyd's buildings, as viewed from St. Mary Axe (May 2011) *
Willis Building, 2012