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Photo: London Swiss Re Building the Gherkin

Category: London - Filename: LonSwissReMdV5623.jpg - Image ID no: 9847


Aidan O'RourkeTutor Aidan O’Rourke has built up a wide range of experience in both film and digital photography. He first became interested in photography in 1981. Since 1996 he has documented Manchester and Liverpool in photos and words. He has taken the 'now' photos for Manchester Then and Now, Manchester United Then and Now and Liverpool Then and Now (Anova Books). 107 of his photos are featured in the book Rebuilding Manchester by Euan Kellie. He wrote the Q&A pages for the first 27 issues of Digital Camera Magazine. From July 2008 to April 2009, his gigantic Manchester Mega-Photo was displayed in the foyer at Manchester’s Urbis Museum. He is based in Stockport and covers Manchester, Liverpool and northern England.
London Swiss Re Building the Gherkin
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London Swiss Re Building, the Gherkin or 30 St Mary's Axe, medium zoom view seen from Tower Bridge

"Although credited to Norman Foster the real credit for this, and many other Foster and Partner buildings, must go to Ken Shuttleworth. Working for Foster and Partners for 30 years it was Shuttleworth who had designed many of Foster;s most famous and iconic buildings including City Hall, the new Greater London authority headquarters beside Tower Bridge, the arches of the future Wembley Stadium, Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok airport, and the Commerzbank, Frankfurt - to date Europe's tallest building.
The rumour is that Shuttleworth grew tired of Lord Foster taking credit for his work and left soon after the Swiss Re building was completed to start his own practice. This Swiss Re building won the 2004 RIBA Stirling Prize, Building of the Year."
Commentary by Eddy Rhead

Keywords

London Swiss Re Building, London cityscapes, cityscapes of London, modern architecture London, Sir Norman Foster

Title:
London Swiss Re Building the Gherkin

Filename:
LonSwissReMdV5623.jpg

ID number:
9847

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Date created:
2005-06-23

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