The Gherkin & Tower 42, London

Thursday, 10th November 2005 by

30 St Mary Axe aka 'The Gherkin' was opened on the 28 April, 2004, yet is still under construction in the satellite photo (I've been saying that a lot recently). Wikipedia goes into detail of all the clever designs incorporated into the 180m tall building and has a few ground level photos.

Just down the road is Tower 42 which, at 183m, is the tallest building in the City of London. It was formerly know as the NatWest tower (when it housed the bank's head office) and was designed to resemble the NatWest logo when viewed from above.

Thanks: Stephen Train & Jonathan Rawle