"30 St Mary Axe" Gherkin - 30 St. Mary Axe Tip by MM212
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Designed by the renowned architect Norman Foster and completed in 2003, this oddly shaped building has become one of London's most distinctive landmarks. Although it is officially called 30 St Mary Axe, after its exact address, the building has gained the popular nickname the "Gherkin" due to its shape. Supposedly, it is an eco-friendly structure designed to minimise energy use and waste. The 180 metre skyscraper houses the headquarters of the giant insurer Swiss Re and is located in the City, but is unfortunately not open to the public.
Address: 30 St. Mary Axe, EC3
Directions: Nearest Tube, Aldgate. Near Bury Court.
Phone: +44 20 7071 5029
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