30 St Mary Axe

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London , United Kingdom
30 St Mary Axe
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Nicknamed 'the Gherkin' for its odd shape, 30 St Mary Axe remains the City's most distinctive skyscraper, dominating the skyline though actually being slightly smaller than the neighbouring NatWest Tower. Built in 2003 by award-winning Norman Foster, the phallic Gherkin’s futuristic exterior has become an emblem of modern London and as recognisable as Big Ben or the London Eye.