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Swiss RE building

30 St Mary Ax (formerly known as the Swiss Re Building), informally known as The Gherkin, is a commercial skyscraper in London’s main financial district, the City of London. It was completed in December 2003 and opened in April 2004. The Gherkin has 41 floors and is 180 meters high. Construction was started in 2001 by VBH JV (a joint venture of Hollandia and Victor Buyck). The building has become a recognizable landmark of London and is one of the most widely recognized examples of the city’s contemporary architecture. Design development, fabrication and assembly of structural steel for the new headquarters of reinsurer Swiss Re in London.