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The Gherkin
The Gherkin

Name:The Gherkin
Building type:skyscraper
Designer / Architect:Foster + Partners
Built year:2003
Owner:Safra Group
Architectural style:Neo-futuristic
30 St Mary Axe (known previously as the Swiss Re Building), informally known as The Gherkin, is a commercial skyscraper in London's primary financial district, the City of London. It was completed in December 2003 and opened in April 2004. With 41 floors, it is 180 metres (591 ft) tall and stands on the former sites of the Baltic Exchange and Chamber of Shipping, which were extensively damaged in 1992 in the Baltic Exchange bombing by a device placed by the Provisional IRA in St Mary Axe, a narrow street leading north from Leadenhall Street.


20 Fenchurch Street
20 Fenchurch Street

Name:20 Fenchurch Street
Building type:skyscraper
Designer / Architect:Rafael Viñoly
Built year:2014
Owner:Lee Kum Kee
Architectural style:Postmodern
20 Fenchurch Street is a commercial skyscraper in London that takes its name from its address on Fenchurch Street, in the historic City of London financial district. It has been nicknamed 'The Walkie-Talkie' because of its distinctive shape. Construction was completed in spring 2014, and the three-floor 'sky garden' was opened in January 2015. The 38-story building is 160 m (525 ft) tall.


Leadenhall Building
Leadenhall Building

Name:Leadenhall Building
Building type:skyscraper
Designer / Architect:Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Built year:2014
Owner:British Land
Architectural style:Postmodern
122 Leadenhall Street, also known as the Leadenhall Building, is a skyscraper in London that is 225 metres (738 ft) tall. It opened in July 2014 and was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; it is known informally as The Cheesegrater because of its distinctive wedge shape similar to that of the kitchen utensil with the same name. It is one of a number of tall buildings recently completed or under construction in the City of London financial district, including 20 Fenchurch Street, The Pinnacle, and The Scalpel.


20 Gracechurch
20 Gracechurch

Name:20 Gracechurch
Building type:skyscraper
Designer / Architect:ORMS
Built year:2008
Owner:Barclays Capital
Architectural style:postmodern


Cheval Three Quays
Cheval Three Quays

Name:Cheval Three Quays
Building type:hotel


Harland and Wolff Town-class light cruiser
Harland and Wolff Town-class light cruiser

Make:Harland and WolffClass:Town-class light cruiser
Name:HMS Belfast
Type:Museum ship
Operator:Royal Navy
Built:1939
HMS Belfast is a Town-class light cruiser that was built for the Royal Navy. She is now permanently moored as a museum ship on the River Thames in London and is operated by the Imperial War Museum.




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