United Kingdom, London, The Gurkin

The Gurkin, London

Swiss Re Tower (or: 30 St Mary Axe (as part of the address) or its nickname “The Gherkin”) is a building in London's main financial district, the City of London. The tower is the second tallest building in the City of London with a height of 180 metres. The building was designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Lord Norman Foster and ex-partner Ken Shuttleworth and Arup engineers, and was constructed by Skanska of Sweden between 2001 and 2004. The building, which consists only of steel and glass uses energy-saving methods and is owned by the Swiss Re, a global reinsurance company. The tower takes place in many Hollywood movies and magazines.