I meet Searcys The Gherkin GM Danny Kaljee today to discuss using one of the photos from ’360˚ at the Gherkin’ in his Christmas campaign – we decide on the South West view, taken at dawn on a snowy morning – it will look fabulous. I remember the morning we took it. It had been snowing all week, as yet it hadn’t settled in the City but I was positive that finally it would stay overnight and made Baizdon photographer Joe Plimmer promise to meet me outside the Gherkin at 6am. Searcys opened the Club early for us and Joe got the most spectacular shots – both the east and the south-west photos in the book are from that morning.
Danny also asks me to bringing 1,000 extra Gherkin Guides especially for the two-day Open House weekend, as they will be on sale at the top of the building. 3,000 visitors are expected over the two days. I am thrilled – but do wish I could offer them to people waiting in the queues, everybody will be a fan of the building so they will love all the information in the Gherkin Guide and Adam Parker’s unique metre long image of the building – it would certainly help make the waiting time more enjoyable!