PIN Canary Wharf Tower

A Striking Visual Landmark In The Old Docks

In the heart of the rejuvenated London Docklands is one of Britain’s tallest buildings – number 1, Canada Square aka Canary Wharf Tower. On the site of the former West India Docks stands the Canary Wharf Tower. Completed in 1991, 1 Canada Square stands eight hundred feet high and has more than fifty floors. The tower covers a surface are of more than 400,000 square meters- making it not only the tallest but one of the largest building in Britain. (at the time of building). The construction was designed by architects Cesar Pelli and Associates and Adamson Associate Architects Ltd. and the initial cost to developers Olympia and York was more than eight hundred million pounds sterling.

Canary Wharf Tower is used as a commercial office building for many financial businesses. The steel constructed building casts a dominating figure on the Thames waterfront and signified a high water mark in Margaret thatcher ‘Brave New London. Canary Wharf is named after the Canary Islands- the prime source of imports received during its time as a working dock. There are more than 55,000 people daily working in the building itself. Situated within the Canary Wharf development are offices, a retail centre, a Dockland light Railway station and a London underground station.

Unfortunately the Canary Wharf building is not open to the public- but views of the riverside tower can be seen from all over London and are especially spectacular from many of the Thames river rides and activities

TripTide Thoughts

A spectacular presence marking the areas phoenix like rise from the ashes of its former glory


  • Docklands
  • , landmark


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1 , Canada Square, , Canary Wharf, London , E14 5AB (View on Google Maps)
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