30 St Mary Axe

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30 St Mary Axe
30 St Mary Axe from Leadenhall Street.jpg
30 St Mary Axe, wi St Andrew Undershaft kirk in the foregrund, pictured frae Leadenhall Street
General information
TeepOffice
LocationLunnon, Unitit Kinrick
Coordinates51°30′52″N 00°04′49″W / 51.51444°N 0.08028°W / 51.51444; -0.08028Coordinates: 51°30′52″N 00°04′49″W / 51.51444°N 0.08028°W / 51.51444; -0.08028
Construction stairtit2001
Completit2003[1]
Openin28 Apryle 2004; 15 years ago (2004-04-28)[2][3]
Cost£138,000,000.00 (land cost £90,600,000.00)[4]
adjusted bi inflation:£205826948 (land cost £143773801)[4]
Hicht
Ruif180 metres (591 ft)
Technical details
Fluir coont41
Fluir aurie47,950 square metres (516,100 sq ft)
Design an construction
AirchitectFoster and Partners
Structural ingineerArup
Main contractorSkanska
References
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30 St Mary Axe (widely kent informally as "the Gherkin" an previously the Swiss Re Biggin) is a skyscraper in Lunnon's main financial destrict, the Ceety o Lunnon, completit in December 2003 an opened in Aprile 2004.[2] Wi 41 fluirs, the touer is 180 metres (591 ft) taw[1] an stands on a street cried St. Mary Axe, on the umwhile steid o the Baltic Exchange, which wis extensively damaged in 1992 bi the explosion o a bomb placed bi the Provisional IRA.[2][6]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "30 St Mary Axe, London". Skanska. Archived frae the oreeginal on 4 February 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "30 St Mary Axe". Emporis. Retrieved 4 February 2010.
  3. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/3616020/Glory-of-the-Gherkin.html
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=58
  5. 30 St Mary Axe at Emporis
  6. "1993: IRA bomb devastates City of London". BBC News. 24 April 1993. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2 February 2010. Retrieved 2 February 2010.