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The Gherkin, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Foster + Partners, 2004.

The Gherkin, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Foster + Partners, 2004.
:ACNH-0271-0069
: Abstract view through from upper level towards sky. The Gherkin, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Foster + Partners, 2004.
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:The Gherkin
:The Gherkin, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Foster + Partners, 2004.
:30 St Mary Axe
:London
:United Kingdom
:Foster + Partners
:www.fosterandpartners.com
:Corporate And Commercial
:Office
:2004
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:30 St Mary Axe (informally known as The Gherkin and previously as the Swiss Re Building) is a commercial skyscraper in London's primary financial district, the City of London. It was completed in December 2003 and opened in April 2004. With 41 storeys, it is 180 metres tall and stands on the former sites of the Baltic Exchange and Chamber of Shipping, which were extensively damaged in 1992 by the explosion of a bomb placed by the Provisional IRA in St Mary Axe, the street from which the tower takes its name. 30 St Mary Axe was designed by Norman Foster and Arup Group and it was erected by Skanska, with construction commencing in 2001. The building has become a recognisable feature of London and is one of the city's most widely recognised examples of contemporary architecture.
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