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London's iconic Gherkin building put up for sale



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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vidkid40 July 29 2014 at 1:09 PM

And the price is....????

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hensteeth vidkid40 July 29 2014 at 2:15 PM

As the old wise crack goes, if you have to ask you can't afford it.

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Don July 29 2014 at 1:43 PM

I've been in London and never thought of it as a pickle shaped, I always called it the penus building.

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hensteeth Don July 29 2014 at 2:15 PM

Don, is a penus anything like a penis?

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lidodex July 29 2014 at 2:24 PM

Looks more like a giant vibrator than a pickle. It's been there for some time, but has never fit in with the classic London skyline. Not terribly surprised that it's in financial troubles, although I'm sure it will survive.

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you Bloated Sac! July 29 2014 at 2:55 PM

"It looks just like a great, big..."
"Johnson! Get over here"

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Pope John you Bloated Sac! July 29 2014 at 3:09 PM

Oh behave!

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GH July 29 2014 at 5:22 PM

The London skyline is creative and beautiful - the modernity of this building adds to the classic surroundings. At night, it is beautiful!

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