London is a city that is famous for historical building; very few people know that this city has some of the most advance and modern design building as well in this city. Out of all these buildings “30 St Mary Axe” or “the Gherkin” is one of the most famous and popular buildings in entire London. This building is situated at the old place of Baltic exchange and they created this new building because old building was extensively damaged due to London bomb blast in the year 1992.
After this bomb explosion London many officials of this city decided to make a millennium building in place of old Baltic exchange, but later they dropped the idea and then “the Gherkin” came into the picture. After that this building got completed in 2003 and they opened it for public in 2004 and now this building is one of the most popular and widely recognized contemporary architecture buildings of the London.
The best thing about this building is that it is completely covered by glass and its unique shape gives it a different look. Because of its unique design this building look like a jewel in the city of London and many people believe that this building is one of the most popular and great tourist attractions among all the people in this city.
If we talk about special and remarkable dates for this building, then its planning process started on 23rd of august 2000 and its construction started in 2001. This building got completed in 2003 and they opened it on 24th April 2004. Talking about the height and dimensions of this building it is 180 meters in height and this building has 41 floors in it. Because of this great height, you can see this building from a great distance and if you are at 32 kilometers from the building, then also you can see some part of his building.