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30 St Mary Axe

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30 St Mary Axe (widely kent informally as "the Gherkin" an previously the Swiss Re Biggin) is a skyscraper in Lunnon's main financial destrict, the Ceety o Lunnon, completit in December 2003 an opened in Aprile 2004. Wi 41 fluirs, the touer is 180 metres (591 ft) taw an stands on a street cried St. Mary Axe, on the umwhile steid o the Baltic Exchange, which wis extensively damaged in 1992 bi the explosion o a bomb placed bi the Provisional IRA.


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11 October 2010
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HISTORY UK
4 August 2011
The site of the famous Gherkin was formerly occupied by the Baltic Exchange, a historic building which was damaged by an IRA bomb in 1992.
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30 Saint Mary Axe - Swiss Re, 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP, UK

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Tue-Wed 8:00 AM–8:00 PM
Thu-Fri 8:00 AM–9:00 PM
Sat Noon–5:00 PM
Sun Noon–4:00 PM
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