The Gherkin London

The Gherkin is one of London’s most recognisable towers. It most certainly is an eye-catching high-rise structure. The Gherkin is an office tower that stands 40 stories tall and has a height of 180 meter. The buildings official name is 30 St Mary Axe, but as usual in London they nickname their towers. I suppose some of you are familiar with the Walkie Talkie building, The Shard, The Cheese Grater and of course The Gherkin.

• The development’s official WEBSITE
• Developer: Swiss Re Insurance

• Architectural Firm: Foster + Partners

Construction started in 2001 and the project was completed in December 2003. The building opened in April 2004.

Skanska was the main contractor, the contract had a value of 131 million GBP.

The team involved includes the following members:

• Main Contractor: Skanska
• Structural Engineer: Arup
• Quantity Surveyor: Gardiner & Theobald
• M+E Engineer: Hilson Moran Partnership
• Landscape Architect: Derek Lovejoy Partnership
• Lighting Engineer: Speirs and Major

Related Online Information:

30 St Mary Axe [Wikipedia]
Pearl Bangkok [newpattaya.com]
Unusual office buildings [Bangkok Post]

Published 5 December 2016

The pictures are available here: www.theleadenhallbuilding.com/galleries/air/

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Image source: Skanska.co.uk

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