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Willis Building
Location: 51 Lime Street, London, England, United Kingdom
Status: Complete
Completion Date: 2007
Height: 125 metres
Floor Area: 51,000 square metres
Architect: Norman Foster
Steel Contractor: William Hare
Deck Profile: Ribdeck 80

The Willis Building stands opposite the famous Lloyd’s building in the heart of the City of London. The building features an iconic “stepped” design, which was intended to resemble the shell of a crustacean, with setbacks rising at 97 and 68 metres respectively.

Constructed between 2004 and 2007, it was a significant addition to the London skyline, becoming the third tallest building in the City after 30 St Mary Axe and CityPoint.

The core was topped out in July 2006, with Ribdeck 80 specified throughout the structure primarily due to its excellent load carrying properties and unrivalled ability to carry long unpropped spans. 51 Lime Street is the first in a wave of new skyscrapers planned for the area.

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