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“A nice building”

The Willis Building
Dublin, Ireland
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95 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A nice building”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

I have never been inside, but was impressed by the structure and design of this building as I walked by it one day roaming around the town.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Sussex, England
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93 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Beautiful and functional”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

An absolutely beautiful example of the best 1970s architecture, the Willis building is well worth looking for in Ipswich. Actually, quite a bit of Ipswich centre is architecturally beautiful, with some stunning churches, delightful Tudor houses and impressive Georgian buildings. The Willis building holds up well against them all.

Visited February 2014
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Absolutely beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

Absolutely beautiful building, even today. Its a shame the rest of Ipswich town centre didn't develop. It could have been a very beautiful side to the town - Ipswich's Canary Wharf if you like.

Visited June 2013
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Built by Norman Foster a listed modern building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

Norman Foster built this modern building in the early 1970's for the multinational Insurance Company Willis. It is listed and originally had a swimming pool on the ground floor but has since been closed and used for office space, you can still see the original markings for the pool in the office. The roof has a garden with views all over Ipswich. Every year Ipswich Borough Council hold a Heritage Day and Willis open their doors for people to view. The decor is yellow walls and green floors, originally thought to have been the colours of grass and corn !!!!. the ceilings are of aluminium lighting , quite impressive for the early 1970's.

Visited May 2013
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York, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Interesting when sunny”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

I like photography so enjoyed getting some shots of the reflections from the dark glass of the surrounding buildings.

Visited May 2013
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