30 St Mary Axe :: Shared Description

The 180 metre tall sky scraper at 30 St Mary Axe, London was designed by Lord Foster (Foster and Partners) and opened in 2004.

Offices fill the 40-storey 48,000 metre floor space. Constructed in a thin-shell structure and thousands of flat glass panels. The building's distinct curved shape gave it its nick-name The Gherkin. It building has also been known as The "Swiss Re" Building, after the reinsurance firm which occupies it, and commissioned the building for their head offices.
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TQ3381 : Undershaft at night by Oast House Archive
TQ3380 : Custom House by N Chadwick
TQ3381 : The Swiss Building at night by Oast House Archive
TQ3381 : Entrance to The Swiss Building by Oast House Archive
TQ3381 : Towards the Gherkin by DS Pugh
TQ3380 : View across the River Thames towards The Gherkin by N Chadwick
TQ3381 : The City from Tower Bridge by The Carlisle Kid
TQ3381 : The City from The Shard by Rob Farrow
TQ3379 : Tower Bridge and the City of London from the air by Thomas Nugent
TQ3381 : The City of London by N Chadwick
TQ3381 : Reflection of 30 St Mary's Axe by David Anstiss
TQ3381 : The Gherkin, 30, St Mary Axe, London by Oast House Archive
TQ3381 : The Gherkin from Billiter Street by Stephen McKay
TQ3381 : City of London by N Chadwick
TQ3381 : Lloyds Building & The Gherkin by Oast House Archive
TQ3380 : The City by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : Thames bridges and the City of London from the air by Thomas Nugent
TQ3381 : Bishopsgate by Stephen McKay
TQ3381 : The Gherkin and friends by Rob Farrow
TQ3380 : London skyline by N Chadwick
TQ3381 : "The Gherkin" by N Chadwick
TQ3380 : The Gherkin rising above the Tower of London by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : The Shard and the Gherkin from the air by Thomas Nugent
TQ3380 : Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast from the air by Thomas Nugent
TQ3381 : Pathway round the Gherkin by Roger Jones

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Created: Tue, 15 Dec 2009, Updated: Sun, 17 Aug 2014

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