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The Gherkin United Kingdom

The site hosted the Baltic Exchange until the IRA blew it up (it was a Saturday morning, when the City is mostly empty). After a lot of discussion about restoring the building, it was agreed that a new building should be put there. Foster and Partners are the architects and this structure was completed in 2003 after the planned, much bigger version, Millennium Tower) met objections, such as its interference with air traffic in and out of Heathrow airport (I kid you not).

The building was designed to be highly energy efficient but the glass skin prevents mobile phone signals penetrating, meaning a transmitter needed to be installed inside it for office workers.

Its definitely one of The City’s most iconic buildings and there is always someone in the area taking a shot of it, but with so many other amazing buildings in the area, this isn't surprising.
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A decent amount of people

All timings are equally good

05:55 20:11
19:57
51°30'51.6537" N 0°4'51.0925" W

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  • Lukáš Vrbický
  • Choung Koouen
  • fabrice DENIS
  • Giuseppe Zaccardi
  • William Warby
  • Yasmin Berdai
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Thank you Joao Pinheiro for creating this photo spot and Edward, William Warby for improving it with additional photos or content.
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