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Alternative Uses For The Gherkin

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Alternative Uses For The Gherkin
Turn it into a giant Robby the Robot, as pictured here by Rupert Smith in 2007.
Turn it into a giant Robby the Robot, as pictured here by Rupert Smith in 2007.
Pickles in space. The Gherkin blasts off in this image by wjfox2002 in 2007.
Pickles in space. The Gherkin blasts off in this image by wjfox2002 in 2007.
We're still trying to figure out how reader Medo chopped up the Gherkin in 2007.
We're still trying to figure out how reader Medo chopped up the Gherkin in 2007.
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ZSL London Zoo suggested the tower should be restyled as a penguin.
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For all these schemes, here's proof that the Gherkin is still standing in the year 2259.
For all these schemes, here's proof that the Gherkin is still standing in the year 2259.

The Gherkin has been placed in receivership, fuelling speculation that it could soon be sold. A change of ownership could prompt a change of use. To help the new owners, we've dipped into the archive to find a selection of alternative uses that we and others have envisaged for the distinctive skyscraper over the years.

Last Updated 25 April 2014

john chapman

Robby the Robot,yes please.Think of the tourists it would attract.

paola

You already have a terrible eyesore in your city, London eye..... simply disgusting..... believe me, tourists come to London because of its charm, not because it's beautiful.... it is not.... for that, we would go to Paris, Rome or Instanbul :)

Chris Swann

Lostin the embankment

Guest 53

It would make a really good solarium. You could tan on any floor and perhaps establish a pineapple (sic) farm.

Tube Geek

Just put a top hat on it, that will attract tourists!