Wide-angle view of Lloyd's and the Willis Building.

John Gaffen

London, United Kingdom

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This image has been featured in the “Wide Angle Photography” group.

Image taken with a Canon 1Ds Mk1 fitted with a Cannon 17 – 40mm L-series lens. Focal length used for this image was 17mm.

WIde-angle view looking up at the Lloyds building and the Willis Building, The Lloyd’s building is the home of the insurance institution Lloyd’s of London, and is located at 1, Lime Street, in the City of London, England. It is a leading example of radical Bowellism architecture in which the services for the building, such as ducts and lifts, are located on the exterior to maximise space in the interior. The building was designed by architect Richard Rogers
Only 25 years after completion, the building received Grade I listing in December 2011; it was the youngest building ever to obtain this. It is said by English Heritage to be "universally recognised as one of the key buildings of the modern epoch.

The Willis Building is a skyscraper in London named after the primary tenant, insurance broker Willis. It is located at at 51 Lime Street in the City of London.

The Willis Building was designed by architect Norman Foster and developed by British Land. It stands opposite the Lloyd’s building and is 125 metres (410 ft) tall, with 26 storeys. The skyscraper 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 risk management company and insurance broker Willis.

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