London's iconic Gherkin building put up for sale

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London's iconic Gherkin building put up for sale

A crane pausing for the weekend next to The Gherkin building in London. (Getty)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03: 122 Leadenhall Street, nicknamed the Cheese Grater, rises from the skyline of the City of London, viewed through the roof of The Gherkin on July 3, 2013 in London, England. The Gherkin was opened in 2004 and has since become an iconic skyscraper on London's horizon, but new construction is continuing fast despite the economic climate and several major landmark buildings are currently being erected. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
The Swiss Re Insurance building, also known as 'the Gherkin', foreground, and the towers of the Canary Wharf business district are seen against the city skyline in London, U.K. on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Banks being probed for attempting to rig benchmark interest rates could face $6 billion of related litigation costs, analysts at Morgan Stanley estimated. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The evening sun sets on the horizon beyond 20 Fenchurch Street, also known as the 'Walkie-Talkie,' left, the Leadenhall building, also known as the 'Cheesegrater,' center left, Tower 42, center right, 30 St Mary Axe also known as 'the Gherkin,' and the Heron Tower, right, in the City of London, U.K., on Thursday, July 3, 2014. The pound advanced to a 21-month high versus the euro, strengthening for a fifth day, as speculation the Bank of England will tighten policy this year contrasted with the European Central Bank's outlook. (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Skyscrapers in the City of London. (Photo by Pawel Libera/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Current British long jump champion J.J. Jegede is silhouetted as he performs an exhibition jump over three Mini cars, not pictured, backdropped by the 30 St Mary Axe building nicknamed "the Gherkin" in London, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. The event took place Wednesday to mark the launch of the Mini London 2012 edition models, of which 2,012 will be produced ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Cadets are seen on the masts sing the ship's anthem as the Colombian Navy's training ship Arc Gloria passes the Swiss RE building - better known as The Gherkin - as cit sails towards Tower Bridge on the River Thames in London, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. One of the biggest tall ships in the world, which is still in service, the ship is on a three day visit to London. It is almost 20 years since the Colombian Navy's ship Gloria last sailed into London, this time on a goodwill tour of the world, received over 7,000 visitors during its time in the city.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
This Monday Feb. 5, 2007 file photo shows the Gherkin over London's Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Accountancy firm Deloitte LLP says Thursday, April 24, 2014 it has been appointed receiver of one of London's most iconic buildings, the Gherkin. The high-rise office tower in London's financial district is co-owned by Germany's IVG Immobilien AG, which went into bankruptcy protection last year. Deloitte said Thursday that the building had run into difficulties due to its "complex, multicurrency capital structure." The tower, nicknamed the Gherkin for its distinctive pickle-like shape, houses the headquarters of insurance company Swiss Re. (AP Photo/Max Nash, File)
Skyscrapers including 20 Fenchurch Street, also known as the 'Walkie-Talkie,' left, the Leadenhall building, also known as the 'Cheesegrater,' center left, 30 St Mary Axe, also known as 'the Gherkin,' center right, and the Heron Tower, stand on the horizon as a pedestrian walks across a footbridge in the Canary Wharf business, finance and shopping district at dusk in London, U.K., on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. U.K. stocks dropped, with the benchmark FTSE 100 Index heading for its biggest three-day slump since January, as insurers led the losses. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
A Bentley Continental GT convertible automobile, produced by Bentley Motors Ltd., stands outside 30 St Mary Axe, also known as 'the Gherkin,' following a news conference to announce the company's financial results in London, U.K., on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Volkswagen AG's Bentley Motors luxury unit expects to reverse last year's decline in China deliveries after introducing a variation of its Flying Spur saloon next month. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Tower Bridge spans the River Thames as skyscrapers including the Shard, Tower 42, the Heron Tower, the Leadenhall building, also known as the 'Cheesegrater,' 30 St Mary Axe, also known as 'the Gherkin,' and 20 Fenchurch Street, also known as the 'Walkie-Talkie,' stand surrounded by commercial office buildings in this aerial photograph taken with a tilt-shift lens looking towards the City of London, U.K., on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. The pound approached a two-year high versus the dollar after Bank of England policy maker Andrew Bailey said the central bank may take steps to prevent U.K. house prices from rising too quickly. (Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
In this Monday April 10, 2006 file photo, a view from Nelson's Column shows the Gherkin building over central London's skyline. One of London'€™s most iconic office buildings has been put up for sale. The Norman Foster-designed tower, nicknamed The Gherkin for its distinctive pickle-like shape, was put into bankruptcy protection last year. Deloitte Real Estate and Savills expect interest in the building to come from all over the globe. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Lights illuminate office floors inside 30 St Mary Axe, also known as 'the Gherkin,' left, and 99 Bishopsgate, at dawn in London, U.K., on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. U.K. construction output declined in August as a drop in infrastructure, public work and maintenance offset a surge in homebuilding to its highest level for at least three years. (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The Leadenhall building, also known as the 'Cheesegrater', left, and Tower 42, are seen from inside the Swiss Re building, also known as the 'Gherkin', in London, U.K., on Sunday, June 23, 2013. U.K. commercial real estate values rose for the first time in 18 months in May, led by increasing demand for offices, Investment Property Databank Ltd. said. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The tip of the Gherkin is silhouetted at sunrise in front of the Canary Wharf skyline at sunrise on March 5, 2013 in London, England. The recent construction of numerous tall buildings on the London skyline has been controversial due to concerns that views of historic landmark buildings, such as St Paul's cathedral, are being obscured. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
The Swiss Re Insurance building, also known as 'the Gherkin', left, and Tower 42, right, stand in the city of London, U.K., on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. U.K. services growth accelerated more than economists forecast in August, suggesting the economy may be recovering from a slump and adding to the case for the Bank of England to refrain from expanding stimulus tomorrow. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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LONDON (AP) - One of London's most recognizable office buildings has been put up for sale.

The Norman Foster-designed tower, nicknamed The Gherkin for its distinctive pickle-like shape, was put into bankruptcy protection last year. Deloitte Real Estate and Savills expect interest in the building to come from all over the globe.

The office tower at 30 St. Mary Axe in London's financial district is co-owned by Germany's IVG Immobilien AG, which went into bankruptcy protection last year.

The 40-story office building opened in 2004 and currently has 20 tenants, including Swiss Re, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP and ION Trading.

The Gherkin Building is On Sale for 650 Million Pounds

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