Slideshow: The Gherkin (30 St. Mary Axe) - London, England - designed by Norman Foster

A fantastic piece of contemporary architecture, with a nickname that aptly describes the building, The Gherkin is one of the many Norman Foster designed buildings to grace the London skyline. WIth it's curving facade and spiraling tinted glass, this building sparkles within the midst of the financial district, becoming an architectural icon on par with Richard Rogers' Lloyds Buildings

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