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THE GHERKIN. NAMES. The Gherkin has not only one name . It’s also called : 30 St Mary Axe ( it’s the official name ) Swiss Re Building ” Gherkin ” has its source from the shape of this building , in P olish it means korniszon. ;). LOCATION.

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The gherkin

THE GHERKIN


Names

NAMES

  • TheGherkinhas not only one name. It’salsocalled :

  • 30 St Mary Axe (it’stheofficialname)

  • Swiss Re Building

    ”Gherkin” hasitssourcefromtheshape of thisbuilding, inPolishitmeanskorniszon. ;)


Location

LOCATION

30 St Mary Axeisplacedin London inthe City of London (financial and business district).

We canseethishugeskyscraperfroma very long distance. Gherkinis a great attraction to seeduringjourney on theThames. It’snearbythe Tower and the Tower Bridge.


Technical information

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

CONSTRUCTION: 2001 – 2003

OPENED: theend of May 2004

NUMBER OF FLOORS: 42

HEIGHT: 180 meters

FLOOR AREA: 47,950 squaremeters

DESIGN: Norman Foster

ARCHITECT: Foster & Partners

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Arup

CONTRACTOR: Skanska


History

HISTORY

Itstands on the previous site of the BalticExchangebuilding, which was seriouslydamaged on 10 April 1992 by the explosion of a bomb placed by the IRA.

Thedecision to buildGherkin was madeafterdroppingthe idea of constructing Millenium Tower.


Planning process

PLANNING PROCESS

The first plan was to reconstructBaltic Exchange. TheGovernmentdidn’t want to buildanythingtoolargewhichcouldcover St. Paul’sdome. Althoughin 2000 DeputyPrime Minister gavepermission to constructa buildingmuch biggerthanthe old one.


Construction

CONSTRUCTION

The Gherkin is a kind of ecology construction. The building uses energy-saving methods which allow it to use half the power a similar tower would typically consume.Gaps in each floor create six shafts that serve as a natural ventilation system for the entire building even though required firebreaks on every sixth floor interrupt the "chimney."


Design

DESIGN

  • It is naturally ventilated as fresh air is drawn up through spiralling light wells so reducing the need for air conditioning and central heating.

  • The light wells and the building's shape maximise the amount of natural light throughout so cutting down on the use of artificial light. Incidentally, the shape of the building and the light wells also allow views across the City from deep inside.


Purpose of building

PURPOSE OF BUILDING

Gherkin is used for offices. Nearby is large plaza available for allpeople, not onlyworkers.

Youcanfind a few restaurants and a winebarthere. Peoplecan sit at a table and enjoyfantasticviewabovetheirheads.


After constructing

AFTER CONSTRUCTING

In December 2005, a survey of the world's largest firms of architects published in 2006 BD World Architecture 200 voted the tower as the most admired new building in the world.


Official website of 30 st mary axe

OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF 30 ST MARY AXE

30 St Mary Axehasitownwebsite. www.30stmaryaxe.com

Ifyou want to knowmoreyoucanfindtherereallyinterestinginformationaboutthisbuilding, itspurpose, services and many otherthingslikephotos etc.


Funny things about gherkin

FUNNY THINGS ABOUT GHERKIN

Working as a plumberduring construction, a manearnedmorethanworking as a historyteacherin Poland. ;)

Windows of Gherkinarewashedtraditionally to 35 level. Upper service usehydraulic cherry picker.


Interesting

INTERESTING

Thishugecucumberhasenoughglass to cover 5 football pitches!

Atany one time 378 peoplecan be verticallytransportedthrough 30 St Mary Axeatspeedsup of 6 meters per one second.


Photos outside

PHOTOS – OUTSIDE


Photos outside1

PHOTOS - OUTSIDE


Photos inside

PHOTOS - INSIDE


The end

THE END

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

www.wikipedia.org

www.30stmaryaxe.com

www.google.pl

Bookabout London ”Discover London”

my ownknowledge ;)

THANKS FOR WATCHING

KALINA KUBICA IIe


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