London Zoo Wants To Turn The Gherkin Into A Giant Penguin

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By M@ Last edited 75 months ago
London Zoo Wants To Turn The Gherkin Into A Giant Penguin

It looks like an entry from our old Touch Up London series, but this image comes from ZSL London Zoo's press people. They're proposing that the Gherkin be decorated to look like a giant Humboldt penguin. It's obviously one of those pie-in-the-sky PR squirts to draw attention to the zoo, with about as much chance of flying as a crippled penguin, but we rather like the idea.

The zoos penguins could do with a p-p-p-pick-me-up. Around a dozen were killed a couple of years ago, following a fox attack. They've since been given a new home and an Olympic diving board.

Any other suggestions for turning London's buildings into animals?

Last Updated 12 July 2012