The Gherkin

It is not often that a city skyline is filled with a building that looks, and is nicknamed after a vegetable. Designed by world famous architect Norman Foster, the ‘Gherkin’ building sits on the former site of the Baltic Exchange that was bombed by the IRA in 1992. Rather aptly this building has become one of the most recognised buildings in the world, and no picture of the London skyline is complete without the curved tip of the bullet shaped building.

With new taller towers built around it, with names such as the ‘Walkie Talkie’ and the ‘Cheese Grater’, it is this famous design, which only has two panes of curved glass at the very top, that keeps it in the mix of some of the best architecture in the world today.

Chatty Knight