One of the City of London’s most iconic buildings is 11 this year. The building commonly known as ‘the Gherkin’ is the 4th tallest in the City of London, behind Tower 42, the Heron Tower and the Leadenhall Building (‘the Cheesegrater’), but still stands out as instantly recognisable on the City’s skyline. It counts as […]
30 St Mary Axe: here you can read about 30 St Mary Axe in virtual tours and see examples of 30 St Mary Axe 360 virtual tours.
30 St Mary Axe is the unusually-shaped skyscraper in the City of London, fondly known as ‘The Gherkin’. The building opened in April 2004 and was then generally known as the ‘Swiss Re Building’, as the Swiss reinsurance company had originally commissioned the building as their head office. Sky news broadcast a business programme from the building, and there is a bar with 360 views over London as well as a restaurant, also with incredible views.
Designed by the architect Norman Foster and constructed by Skanska, the 40-storey tower is now one of the most iconic buildings on the London skyline. 30 St Mary Axe was at the heart of a building boom in London’s financial district that continues to this day.
View over some of London’s most iconic buildings. After St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower 42 is the grand old lady of tall buildings here, having been first occupied in 1980, with the Lloyds building following in ’86. It seems impossible to think of the City of London now without the Gherkin (30 St Mary Axe) which […]
When setting up a shoot from a tall building, it’s easy to become absorbed in the technicalities. The kit, the back-up in case of equipment failure, the technical process, waiting for the right weather, there’s much to plan for. And then, there are moments of pure magic for me when the light is briefly quite […]
Here you can really look into the City – the panorama is incredibly high resolution so whilst you can stay panned back to take in the views over the Barbican to the Heron Tower, Tower 42, The Gherkin at St Mary Axe, the new Rothschilds Bank HQ at St Swithin’s Lane and the Shard, go […]