Photographer's Note

If you happen to be in London and looking for 30 St. Mary Axe or the Swiss Re tower. You'll probably have better luck asking a Londoner
for the Gherkin. Located in the heart of the financial district the Swiss Re Tower is the work of architect Norman Foster, a man famous for designs such as
London's city hall, the Great Court at the British Museum, and the Millenium Bridge- to name a few.

The tower which stands 40 storeys, bulges its greatest width at the 26th floor, and tapers to the only piece of rounded glass on the whole building- the dome.
One of its most striking features is the spiral pattern that climbs up the curved sides, achieved by the slight rotation of each of the floors, with atriums,
or "sky-gardens," on every level producing the spiral effect. The rotation has an ecological as well as a design function: it creates pressure differentials
between the floors that pull air in through vents and reduce the need for air-conditioning and energy consumption.

An interesting design indeed.

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