30 St Mary Axe-The Gherkin - London, designed by Norman Foster.. You can also see St Andrew Undershaft church, built in 1532 on the site of two earlier churches

30 St Mary Axe-The Gherkin - London, designed by Norman Foster. You can also see St Andrew Undershaft church, built in 1532 on the site of two earlier churches **The Gherkin and the Shard - two buildings so out of place on a lovely skyline.

A high stakes meeting would never occur at the dome at the top of the Gherkin? Why would that ever happen!

Londons first ecological tall building and an instantly recognisable addition to the citys skyline, 30 St Mary Axe is rooted in a radical approach - technically, architecturally, socially and spatiall.

Swiss Re Headquarters, 30 St Mary Axe | Projects | Foster + Partners

EU Mies Award 2005 Finalist :: 30 St Mary Axe, Swiss Re Headquarters > Foster + Partners > London United, Kingdom

Swiss Re Headquarters, 30 St Mary Axe | Projects | Foster + Partners

Nigel Young / Foster + Partners London’s first ecological tall building and an instantly recognisable addition to the city’s skyline

Swiss Re Headquarters, 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) (London, UK 1997-2004) | Foster + Partners

Foster Partners made this cutaway of the Gherkin to highlight the London building's double-skin facade and show what it's like inside.

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