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Written on February 5, 2007, and categorized as Secret and Invisible.
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Worth the money they just paid for it? Insurance giant Swiss Re has sold the iconic skyscraper in the heart of the City of London, which locals dubbed “the Gherkin”. German property firm IVG Immobilien and UK investment firm Evans Randall bought the building for £600m ($1.2bn).

These however are much cheaper and tastier, and available in your local chippie.

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This thing has 6 Comments

  1. Liz
    Posted 6 February, 2007 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Hmm…Clearly the soon-to-be previous owners made out like fat cats on the sale of that gigantic phallic symbol.

  2. RuKsaK
    Posted 6 February, 2007 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    I’m in! Fabulous. I quite like the ‘Gherkin’, but prefer the real, jarred pickled types – mmm, reminds me of Russia.

  3. Indigobusiness
    Posted 7 February, 2007 at 3:11 am | Permalink

    It’d take more than that to get me to give up my gherkin.

  4. Laurie
    Posted 7 February, 2007 at 5:20 am | Permalink

    That’s a helluva pickle.

  5. La Sirena
    Posted 7 February, 2007 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    (low, naughty laughter emanates spontaneously)

  6. marcuse
    Posted 10 February, 2007 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Ha ha! The French word for gherkin (cornichon) is also used to mean a penis.

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