The Telegraph has reported that the iconic landmark has been put on the market after it collapsed into receivership earlier this year.

Deloitte has been instructed to sell the 505,000 sq.ft office building following its appointment as the receiver in April.

The 40-storey skyscraper, designed by Lord Foster, opened in 2004 and is now an integral part of London’s skyline.

With widespread interest expected from across the world, Stephen Down, head of central London investment at Savills, has been appointed to sell the building with Deloitte.

“This is a prestigious appointment on what is a globally recognised landmark building, which sits in the heart of London’s business core,” he said.

We’d love it if someone with more money than sense bought The Gherkin and turned it into the world’s weirdest club, or maybe even a skyscraper zoo, but we’re fairly sure that that isn’t going to happen.

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