30 St Mary Axe

30 St Mary Axe, EC3A 8EP
30 St Mary Axe
Not called a cornichon

30 St Mary Axe, commonly known as "the Gherkin", was completed in December 2003 and opened in April 2004. With 41 floors, the tower is 180 metres (591 ft) tall and stands on the former site of the Baltic Exchange, which was extensively damaged in 1992 by an IRA bomb. Originally, a 386 metre high tower was to stand on the site but this idea was dropped for being out-of-scale to the area and Norman Foster's office was employed instead. The building has become an iconic symbol of London and is one of the city's most widely recognised examples of contemporary architecture. Wikipedia/CTGuides