- St Helen's (Building)
building_name=The Aviva Tower
height_stories=23 total, 25 including podium and mezzanine levels
St Helen's (previously known as the Aviva Tower or the Commercial Union building) is a
skyscraperin the City of London. It is convert|118|m|ft|0 tall and has 23 floors, as well as podium and mezzanine levels. It was completed in 1969. It was damaged in the Bishopsgate bombings by Irish terrorists, and completely re-glazed and re-clad as a result. It was designed by GMW Architects: the stark rectilinear geometry and detailing of the building was influenced by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. It was built by Taylor Woodrow Construction. [ [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=110664 Emporis] ]
May 2007, it was reported that Simon Halabiwas considering plans to demolish the building and replace it with a much taller tower. Halabi owned a one-third stake in the Shard of Glass being planned at London Bridge, but pulled out.
122 Leadenhall Street- a neighbouring tower, soon to be replaced with a much taller skyscraper
30 St Mary Axe(formerly known as the SwissRe building) - a neighbouring skyscraper and well-known London landmark
List of tallest buildings and structures in London- a complete list of skyscrapers in London
*Willis Building - another tower under construction nearby
* [http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=99 St Helen's on Skyscrapernews.com]
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