Thursday, March 12, 2009

The London Gherkin

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A bit of non-Japanese architecture as I work my way through my photo backlog :)

The building known as the Gherkin in London was finished in 2003, and so a trip back to England I made a point of going to see it.

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In the middle of "The City", Londons financial district, the building real name is 30 St. Mary Axe, which is its address.

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The 40 story glass tower was designed by Norman Foster and Ken Shuttleworth.

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I visited on a Sunday when all the offices were closed so the streets were deserted allowing me to wander into the roads to get good views.

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