Sunday, 2 March 2008

Skyscrapers-Canary Wharf Tower

Situated in the heart of London's once derelict docklands, stands what is currently Britain's tallest building. The Canary Wharf Tower, or One Canada Square, is 235 metres high with 50 floors filling that space. The building was completed in 1991, during the renovation of the Docklands which made it one of London's most popular attractions and living areas.

The Canary Wharf Tower has an iconic, 11-ton pyramid at the top, which serves as a beacon for planes in the area. The whole tower contains 130,130 squares metres of office space.

In London's current building boom which is seeing significant changes to the London skyline/s taking place, the Canary Wharf Tower will be overtaken by the London Bridge Tower (the "Shard of Glass") by the end of this decade, with several new towers in the City supposed to overtake it as well. But the Canary Wharf Tower is still expected to be the largest, and most iconic of the towers of the Docklands.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this tower. im 14 and i want to work one of the offices in the tower when i am older. i love its design, i think it looks wicked. thankyou