What a pickle! Design team unveils crazy plan to turn London’s iconic Gherkin building into a real-life giant green snack

An online gambling site has unveiled a crazy plan to give a tasty makeover one of London's most iconic buildings by wrapping it in a special film and projecting an image of a giant pickle onto it

Workers in London’s Square Mile could get more than they bargained for if a bonkers plan to turn the Gherkin into a giant pickle get the go ahead.

Yes, you read that right – a giant pickle!

We have to admit, our first reaction at Housetohome was why on earth..? But, well, it’s Friday and these pictures definitely brought a (somewhat incredulous) smile to our faces.

Tasty treat: The bonkers proposal could see the Gherkin, one of London's most iconic buildings, turned into a bright green furry-looking pickle! The idea has been conceived by online bingo company jackpotjoy.com  Solent News / Rex Features

The mad idea is the brainchild of online bingo site jackpotjoy.com, who have submitted the proposal to bosses at the tower and are now waiting for approval.

The transformation will involve wrapping the glass building, also known as 30 St. Mary’s Axe, with a special film and beaming an image of a gherkin onto it. To carry out the transformation it will require a 10-man
team carrying out 900 hours of work on the 600ft structure.

Will it get the green light? The proposed luminous green makeover is designed to make Londoner's smile - we're not sure if this slimy-looking green exterior will make tourists and workers feel queasy  Solent News / Rex Features

Proposals from jackpotjoy.com come as part of the company’s FUNdation bursary which aims to ‘bring happiness to the nation’.
Iconic landmark: The famous skyscraper, located in London's Square Mile, was built in 2003 and is now known as one of London's most iconic landmarks  Solent News / Rex Features
The
launch of FUNdation was marked by sailing a giant 50ft by 60ft rubber
duck down the River Thames to the delight of stunned onlookers.

Michael
Saunders, of jackpotjoy.com, said: “It’s been a long and miserable
winter and we felt everyone was in dire need of cheering up again.
City slickers: We're not quite sure what City folk - who are more used to seeing the Gherkin in its traditional guise shown here - will make of the proposed plan, but it should raise a smile  Solent News / Rex Features
“The
Gherkin is such an iconic building and with a name like that we just
couldn’t resist the opportunity to transform it into the very thing.

“It
would make for a hilarious and spectacular sight that we’re certain
would spread a lot of smiles and laughter across the capital.”

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