The Willis Building is a commercial skyscraper in
London named after
the primary tenant, Willis Group. It is located on Lime Street in the
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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The Willis Building was constructed between 2004 and 2008 under the
management of Mace and represented a significant addition to the
London skyline, becoming its fourth-tallest building after
30 St Mary Axe
30 St Mary Axe and 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
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
30 St Mary Axe as viewed from the second "step" of the Willis Building
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
St. Mary Axe (May
Willis Building, 2012
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