Egg in London ?

"30 St Mary Axe, also known as the Gherkin and formerly the Swiss Re Building, is a skyscraper in London's main financial district, the City of London, completed in December 2003 and opened on 28 April 2004. It is 180 meters (591 ft) tall, with 40 floors. Its construction symbolised the start of a new high-rise construction boom in London. The building's name is its address, St Mary Axe being the street it is on. The building was designed by Lord Norman Foster."
Egg shaped.... or maybe not.....
"The gherkin [(French cornichon) is a small cucumber type vegetable] name dates back to at least 1999, referring to that plan's highly unorthodox layout. Due to the current building's somewhat phallic appearance, other inventive names have also been used for the building, including the Erotic Gherkin, the Towering Innuendo, and the Crystal Phallus."

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