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One Canada Square Also known as 1 Canada Square and Canary Wharf Tower

 

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  • One Canada Square is the tallest building in Britain, a title it has held since 1991. For a period of about six months it was also the tallest building in Europe before losing this title to Messeturm in Frankfurt.
  • One Canada Square continues to have the tallest office floors in Europe over 15 years after it was originally finished.
  • Perhaps due to superstition, there is no rentable space on the 13th floor and instead the floors are numbered 11, 12, 14, 15...
  • The steel structural frame weighs 27,000 tonnes and there are a further 47,000 tonnes of stainless steel and glass cladding it.
  • The top floor was originally an observation level but this was closed in the mid 90s. The U.K remains the only country in Europe to not have an observation level at the top of its tallest building.
  • French free climber, Alain Robert, failed to climb One Canada Square on the 18th of October 2002 due to poor weather conditions having previously climbed it in 1995.

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Architect
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Developer
Canary Wharf Group
Main Contractor
Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
Structural Engineer
Yolles Partnership

Reference Data

Reference No.
48
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
19-12-2012
 

Building Location

Address
One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London. E14 8RR
Estate
Canary Wharf
Council
Tower Hamlets
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1986
Construction start date
1988
Completion date
1991
Style
Post Modern

Roof Height (AOD)
245.75
Roof Height (AGL)
235.10
Top Floor Height (AGL)
195.40
Floor To Ceiling Height
2.74

One Canada Square

Total Floors (O.G)
50
Total Floors (U.G)
3
Number of Lifts
36

Market Data

Primary Use
Office
Secondary Use
Retail

Floorspace (sq m)
115,000.00

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