The City of London has a peculiar conical structure, known locally as "cucumber". Just as the new CCTV building in Beijing is called "big pants", the original official name of "small cucumber" is the Swiss Reinsurance Headquarters Building, up to 180 meters, which is the most expensive office building in Britain. Cucumber is known as London's first ecological skyscraper. Its shape is based on the principle of aerodynamics, so that under the building there will be no strong gust like other high-rise buildings; glass curtain wall allows sunlight into the room as far as possible to achieve natural lighting; good ventilation design reduces the use of air conditioning.
Although the surrounding skyscrapers are getting taller and taller, when did the cucumber give a modern shock to this ancient city? Today, it is still the coordinates of the first financial district. Many financial institutions choose the corridor between the pillars below the office building to gather restaurants, supermarkets and banks and other external services departments.
Located at 30 St. Mary Axe Street "Financial City" in London, Swiss Reinsurance Building is a fantastic building, like a huge corn cob, designed by Lord Norman Foster, a renowned British architect. It has been renowned as one of the best buildings on the streets of London in the 21st century.
It is a landmark building in the City of London. All the buildings in the City are modern office buildings, which are symbiotic with the sense of history and culture of the Old City of London. The city is mostly white-collar workers. The elites in suits and leather shoes are often seen smoking on the roadside, and cigarette ends are everywhere on both sides of the road. It seems that the elite also have uncivilized behavior, just for the sake of not breaking the law, they will go downstairs and solve it outdoors.