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Empress State Building

Identification

Empress State Building
110684

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete

Usages

commercial office
restaurant fitness center

Facts

  • The Empress State Building was renovated to a design by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, completing in July 2003. The renovation added 3 storeys to the top of the building, increasing the structural height from 100m (328ft) to 117.3m (385ft).
  • The cost of refurbishment was in the region of £80 million.
  • The top of the building boasts Orbit - a revolving 30th floor with spectacular views over London.
  • Empress State Building was an RIBA award winner 2004.
  • The project architect was AA van Nuffelen.
  • At the time of original completion, this was the last major office building in London to be built without air-conditioning.

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Location

Lillie Road
SW6 1TR
London
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

384.84 ft
31
1961
2003

Involved Companies

consultant, developer, facade engineering, facade supplier

2003

William Hare Ltd.