Canary Wharf Tower, London
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
One Canada Square is a skyscraper in Canary Wharf, London. It was the tallest building in the United Kingdom from 1990 to 2010, standing at 770ft above ground level and containing 50 storeys. In late 2010, it was surpassed by The Shard (completed in July 2012) which stands at 309.6m.One Canada Square was designed by principal architect Cesar Pelli, who based the design and shape mainly on the World Financial Center and the shape of Elizabeth Tower although the developers' (Olympia and York) previous flagship projects, First Canadian Place in Toronto and the Aon Center (formerly the Amoco building) in Chicago are earlier precedents of the building shape and plan form. Unlike the precedents named, the building is clad with durable stainless steel rather than natural stone (which failed prematurely, requiring expensive repairs in several). One of the predominant features of the building is the pyramid roof which contains a flashing aircraft warning light, a rare feature for buildings in the United Kingdom. The distinctive pyramid pinnacle is at 800ft above sea level.One Canada Square is primarily used for offices, though there are some retail units on the lower ground floor. It is a prestigious location for offices and as of November 2015 was 100% let. The building is recognised as a London landmark and it has gained much attention through film, television and other media when its status was the tallest building in the United Kingdom and continues to gain attention.Put Canary Wharf Tower into our London trip generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in London.
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One Canada Square, the official title of the tower, is the second-tallest building in the UK (the tallest is The Shard). It has fifty floors and a distinctive pyramid roof which is itself forty meters... read more »
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Maybe from outside it is not something special but from above the views are impressive. You can see the whole London city. Amazing.
We enjoyed staying at the Trinity Tower (we stayed in East Tower) as it was so close to our friends apartment yet we were able to have some privacy during the visit. Overall the apartment was clean and convenient to use. However the bed was not very comfortable and we were glad we didn't have to stay more than 3 nights. So as we mainly stayed there for the overnight option and didn't really need the kitchen area, it was a bit of a let down. Also the wifi was very unstable - we had to continuously re-start the mobile device (think it would last about 30 mins then it would switch off and had to be rebooted. Again since we were not there for longer periods of time it was manageable but if you were to stay for longer period of time, I could imagine that would be a thing to really get annoyed by. But we would most definitely consider staying again if/when we go back to visit our friends if it was only for a shorter period of time.
It was wonderful staying at Saco, the service provided by the staff and their responsiveness amazed me throughout my stay. I would definitely prefer staying at Saco next time I come to London.
Everything from start to finish was excellent as were the very helpful staff. Beautifully clean apartment with everything we could wish for. Thank you!
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