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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.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Gallery * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links

HISTORY

The Willis Building was constructed between 2004 and 2008 under the management of Mace and represented a significant addition to the City of London
London
skyline, becoming its fourth-tallest building after Tower 42 , 30 St Mary Axe
30 St Mary Axe
and CityPoint
CityPoint
. The core was topped out in July 2006 and the steelwork completed in September that year. Cladding began in July 2006 and the structure was externally completed by June 2007. It was internally fitted out and officially opened in April 2008.

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 .

GALLERY

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The Willis Building exterior nears completion (May 2007) *

30 St Mary Axe
30 St Mary Axe
as viewed from the second "step" of the Willis Building (July 2007) *

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

SEE ALSO

* London
London
portal * A