Saturday, October 28, 2006

Phallic Glory II

I opened my window yesterday at work and for the first time noticed I had a full view of the towering innuendo; the erotic gherkin.

The "erotic gherkin" is the Swiss Re Tower that is located at 30 St. Mary Axe Street in London's financial district. The moniker, which was given to the building while it was still being built, is derived from its curvaceous shape. The building is also known as "The Towering Innuendo" because of its suggestive shape.

The "erotic gherkin" was designed by Norman Foster, one of Britain's leading architects. In October 2004, the circular, glass-paneled building, which has become one of the most recognizable shapes on the London skyline, won the Stirling Prize of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), one of Britain's top architecture prizes.

Please find some pictures here.