30 St Mary Axe
|30 St Mary Axe|
|Location||St. Mary Axe
London, United Kingdom
|Roof||180 metres (591 ft)|
|Floor area||47,950 square metres (516,100 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Foster and Partners|
|30 St Mary Axe at Emproris|
30 St Mary Axe is a skyscraper in London's financial district, the City of London. It was formerly named the Swiss Re Building, after Swiss Reinsurance Company. The tower is also known as "The Gherkin". The building was finished in December 2003. It was opened at the end of May 2004. Swiss Re Tower has 41 floors. The tower is 180 metres (591 ft) tall. It is on the site of the former Baltic Exchange, which was badly damaged in 1992 by the explosion of a bomb by the Provisional IRA.
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- "30 St Mary Axe". Emporis. http://www.emporis.com/application/?nav=building&lng=3&id=100089. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
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