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In a pickle

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Thanks to the Guardian for pointing out that Foster's Swiss Re building looks nothing like a gherkin. Having explained that the key stages in a project are 'outline planning permission; detailed planning permission; nickname invented by newspapers' it says that the gherkin appellation is not only inaccurate but likely to doom the project. 'It looks a bit like a lipstick, ' the paper opines, 'but mostly like the last two or three inches of a really good cigar. It should be called The Lewinsky.'

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