vendredi 13 septembre 2013

London reflections - 30 St Mary Axe, alias 'The Gherkin'

‘More Really ShinyThings…’ (left) and ‘The Gherkin’ (right)
London, 2013

"30 St Mary Axe, widely known informally as "the Gherkin",
 is a skyscraper in London's main financial district, the City of London,
 completed in December 2003 and opened in April 2004."

"With 41 floors, the tower is 180 metres (591 ft) tall and stands on a street called St Mary Axe."

"30 St Mary Axe was designed by Norman Foster
 and Arup engineers, and was erected by Skanska in 2001–2003."

"The building has become an iconic symbol of London
 and is one of the city's most widely recognised examples of modern architecture."