The Gherkin

The Gherkin
The Gherkin
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A dramatic office tower with a distinctive curved outline giving rise to its popular nick-name 'The Gherkin'. Designed by Norman Foster and opened in 2004 it has 40 floors rising to 591 ft.

The building occupies the site of the historic Baltic Exchange, the headquarters of a global marketplace for ship sales and shipping information which was destroyed by a Provisional IRA bomb in 1992.

Address: St Mary Axe, EC3

Nearby Stations: Liverpool Street Station, Fenchurch Street Station

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