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Old November 16th, 2005, 11:22 PM   #1
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LONDON | 51 Lime Street (The Willis Building) | 125m | 26 fl | Com

51 Lime Street (The Willis Building)
City of London

Height: 125m
Floors: 26
Architect: Foster and Partners
Developer: British Land

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Notes:
Foster’s second major tower for the City of London, this will stand opposite the Lloyds Building and SwissRe.
Demolition of the current site has finished and construction is well underway. It is expected to be finished by around late 2006.
All 400,000 sq ft of the building has been let to the Willis Group, who wanted “an iconic building” for their new HQ.
It will become the 4th tallest building in London's financial district.


























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Old November 16th, 2005, 11:23 PM   #2
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ooo nice 1st pic, where did ya find that?
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Old November 17th, 2005, 12:48 AM   #3
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wow, nice! I have to go to london soon, it's so close to home...
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Old November 17th, 2005, 01:50 AM   #4
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Nice.
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Old November 17th, 2005, 02:49 AM   #5
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i love the design
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Old November 17th, 2005, 06:01 AM   #6
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Are you kidding me! Another thread. There are already two.

First thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=179362

Second thread:http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=244767

All three of them need to be merged into one.
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Old November 17th, 2005, 02:01 PM   #7
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Naughty Naugty fox.

I say we start a brodgate one soon, apparently theres lots of activity now.
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Old November 17th, 2005, 08:52 PM   #8
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Quote:
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Are you kidding me! Another thread. There are already two.

First thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=179362

Second thread:http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=244767

All three of them need to be merged into one.
True!
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Old November 18th, 2005, 11:22 PM   #9
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!!! Construction is going really fasT!
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 04:09 PM   #10
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Pics by London Lad.

The core is now visible from Tower Bridge apparently.


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Old December 3rd, 2005, 04:36 PM   #11
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How come all british cranes are white? Most other places they are blue or red or old yellow...
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 10:27 PM   #12
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Great looking building. I like how London is building modern buildings, its a good mix of old and new
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Old December 4th, 2005, 08:45 PM   #13
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From Tower Bridge !
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Old December 5th, 2005, 12:01 AM   #14
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Excellent pic

It should fill the gap between Tower 42 and St Helens very nicely from that angle.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 02:58 AM   #15
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Looks like it's going to be a very nice tower.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 03:06 AM   #16
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How come all british cranes are white? Most other places they are blue or red or old yellow...

because British cranes are best
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Old December 5th, 2005, 03:58 AM   #17
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Old December 5th, 2005, 04:55 AM   #18
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yes..........our British cranes are pure, i propose a mass destruction of all cranes that arent white.

Blue cranes, yellow cranes, red cranes et al can rot in hell.......they are evil
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Old December 5th, 2005, 05:40 AM   #19
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thanx for the updates, very nice pictures
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Old December 5th, 2005, 10:40 AM   #20
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the design looks weird, do you have a render?
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