May 18, 2012: The Gherkin

The Gherkin is the informal (but commonly used) name of 30 St Mary Axe (formerly the Swiss Re Building), a skyscraper in London’s financial district. “Due to the current building’s somewhat phallic appearance, other inventive names have also been used for the building, including the Erotic Gherkin, the Towering Innuendo (a pun on The Towering Inferno), and the Crystal Phallus (also a pun on Crystal Palace).” (from Wikipedia)

The Gherkin

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  1. Trackback: May 19, 2012: Gherkin on the Run « look what I saw on flickr!

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