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Foster's 'St Mary Axe' swings into view

The Swiss Re building - now rebranded as 30 St Mary Axe to emphasise its 'historic' site in the City of London - is already approaching its halfway stage, as other towers proposed for the capital languish in planning's no-man's-land. The core of the 'gherkin'scheme, hailed by Lord Foster as London's first 'environmentally progressive' tower, is already up to level 16, while the 40-storey project's steel diagrid defining its curvilinear form is not far behind, having reached level 14. ...

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