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Is it me or does this look like something from the Jetsons' thats about to take off? Gherkin, London Architecture, United Kingdom

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Image by ArchiCG of 30 St Mary Axe, known as the London Gherkin. was designed by Norman Foster and Arup engineers,[5] and was erected by Skanska in 2001–2003.[1] The building has become an iconic symbol of London and is one of the city’s most widely recognised examples of modern architecture. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_St_Mary_Axe

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from ArchDaily

The Gherkin Receives CTBUH’s Inaugural 10 Year Award

Norman Foster, Swiss Re Headquarters, 30st Mary Axe, Londyn, 2004, 180m wysokości, spiralny ornament, kontrowersyjna budowla

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