Here’s some breaking news for you guys – the gherkin, one of the most iconic buildings in London has gone bust. It seems the company that bought it back in 2007 was playing the currency markets in a bid to reduce it’s loan exposure. Instead it has all gone against the company and they are looking for a buyer.
As an individual, you can be declared bankrupt with as little as £750 in debt in the UK, but this corporation managed to rack up a few 100 million before they called it a day.
This is all just an excuse to post the photo of the gherkin that we use on our commercial site – doncharisma.com. I’m going to ask the bank tomorrow for a few spare hundred million to buy it for our new offices ;).
Taken in London (c) Don Charisma / dannyboybroderick
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The gherkin and the shard..I never really got their point apart from them being very modern buildings requiring unbelievable amounts of effort to keep clean.
Maybe the developers started out as a window cleaning firm.
😀 ihave to say they were a very ambitious bunch then
It is such an ICONIC building.
It’s a fab building so count me in for a few quid! I once found my way to the bottom of it, simply to take a photograph from the bottom up. It was a bit like trying to find the end of a rainbow, but I got there eventually.
I have a similar photo. A bit tricky when taking with an SLR due to the tighter angle. In the end I had to put the camera on the floor :).
So..the gherkin’s in a pickle, then? (sorry….) 🙂
If I had a better brain, I would have thought up a more witty title. 🙂
😀 .. very beautiful pic! .. and, I was about to forget, ask ME.. while I’m now the new owner of the gerkin 😀 😀 .. OK, I know, I drank to much red wine at dinner..
Lol, Niko, we can open a restaurant on the top floor – I’ll even give you a free bottle of your favourite wine 🙂
That’s OK! Deal? 😉
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tough times for them then
They pocketed a few million in their back pocket, so I wouldn’t shed too many tears over it.
Like always lol
It looks like a giant Faberge egg, very pretty 🙂 if you get it as an office, I think you need to hire me 😀
Yep, and I’ll build a giant helter skelter round the outside for us to play on.
Yes!!!! Im completely in 😀 Can my office be pink? 😉
It’ll be your office, you can do what you like with it. Although I would rather call it a den or crib, office sounds way too formal.
I’m cool with it being office..you can call it ‘the gym’ .So when people ask for me..say I went to the gym 😉
You could probably start up a new Pink Gym company – only pink allowed?
Hmmm…I already work for a company gearedctowards women….but could be interesting! Id love to see all the guys in pink 😉
Guess the owners of the Gherkin got pickled, hey? And all sour I’m sure. Next thing you know, Sears Tower will go bust. But then, years back, Trump Towers didn’t do very well. If you have any spare space in the new digs, how about leaving some empty rooms for visiting bloggers to come and sit in and write a post or two? Live, from London, in the Newly Named Charisma Building….
Sounds like the Chrysler building, has a certain ring to it – Charisma building.
Or the Broderick Building…either one is very exciting
I take it that the gherkin is the giant easter egg in the middle. When you’re at the bank tomorrow, how about a few hundred million for your friends too?
I have a lot of friends, so you’ll only get 1 or 2 pounds each 🙂
You sure must have a lot of friends if I only get 1 or 2 pounds.
Have to admit this is a pretty cool building! Although the bankruptcy thing is a bummer.
Don’t worry they’ll find someone to buy it and work out how to avoid repaying the money.
Lol, it’s gonna be a pretty expensive price tag by the looks of that building!
It’s a bit old in the tooth now, some newer ones are still empty, so might get it at a bargain price!
Maybe we should do some collaborative fund raising and buy it ourselves.
haha!! that’s hilarious