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In pictures: happy 10th birthday to the Gherkin!

Posted at 8:00 am, October 16, 2014 in Photos of London

Happy 10th birthday to the Gherkin. You’re growing up so fast! We’ve got you a box of Celebrations and a £5 WHSmith voucher because we weren’t sure what you’d want. Oh, and we’ve also rounded up some of the best Instagram pictures of you looking pretty. The Gherkin was built in 2004 and triggered a wave of shiny glass-walled tower blocks around the city. In fact, more than a third of London’s tallest buildings have been built since then. While at 180 metres tall, Gherky’s not the most statuesque building in London it’s still one of the most iconic (plus, it’s still an impressive three times taller than Niagara Falls.)

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