London's iconic gherkin building for sale

Last updated 09:41 30/07/2014
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LONDON'S TALL TOWERS: The tallest tower is known as The Shard, the white topped building next to it the Walkie Talkie, and the curvy job to the far right is The Gherkin.

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One of London's most recognisable office buildings has been put up for sale.

The Norman Foster-designed tower, nicknamed The Gherkin for its distinctive shape, is expected to generate interest all over the globe.

Accountancy firm Deloitte was appointed receiver of the skyscraper this year after one of the building's owners, Germany's Immobilien, went into bankruptcy protection.

IVG and Evans Randall bought the tower in early 2007 for £600 million (NZ$from insurer Swiss Re, a record at the time for a building in London's financial district, known as the City.

The 40-story office currently has 20 tenants, including Swiss Re, Kirkland & Ellis International and ION Trading.

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