Canada Square

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This article is about the square in London. For the office/retail complex in Toronto, see Canada Square Complex.
Canada Square in the summer is a popular grass area for events such concerts and TV screening of sporting events
Canada Square looking eastwards

Canada Square is a public square at Canary Wharf, on the Isle of Dogs in London's Docklands. It is in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in the eastern end of Central London along the River Thames. Canada Square is surrounded by three of the tallest buildings in the United Kingdom[specify], including One Canada Square, which was the tallest building in the United Kingdom from 1990 until late 2010, when it was surpassed by the Shard London Bridge. The Canadian connection is from the original developers of the site, Olympia and York, owned by the Paul Reichmann family of Toronto.

The complex and the square is served by the Canary Wharf tube station on the Jubilee line and the Canary Wharf DLR station on the Docklands Light Railway.

Buildings over 60 metres[edit]

Ranking by height Image Name Height Floors Completion date Notes
Metres Feet
1 Londres 097..jpg One Canada Square 235 771 50 1991 The 15th-tallest building in Europe and currently the second tallest completed building in the United Kingdom, the tallest being The Shard. Designed by Cesar Pelli, it was the tallest building in Europe upon completion in 1991. Multi-tenanted; occupiers include The Bank of New York Mellon, the CFA Institute, Clearstream, EEX (European Energy Exchange), Euler Hermes, the International Sugar Organization, Mahindra Satyam, MetLife, Moody's Analytics and Trinity Mirror.[1]
2= HSBC Building London.jpg 8 Canada Square 200 655 42 2002 The joint 26th-tallest building in Europe and third-tallest completed building in the United Kingdom. Occupied by HSBC as its world headquarters.[2]
2= Citigroup EMEA Centre.jpg 25 Canada Square 200 655 42 2001 The joint 26th-tallest building in Europe and third-tallest completed building in the United Kingdom. 25 Canada Square and 33 Canada Square together form a single complex known as the Citigroup Centre. Primarily occupied by Citigroup as its EMEA headquarters.[3] Other tenants include 3i Infotech, Lehman Brothers (in Administration), Crossrail, Instinet, Munich Re, MWB Group, SunGard and Wells Fargo.[1]
3 33 Canada Square.jpg 33 Canada Square 105 344 18 1999 33 Canada Square and 25 Canada Square together form a single complex, see above for details.
4 Exterior of 5 Canada Square.jpg 5 Canada Square 88 288 16 2003 Occupied by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Who's Here". Canary Wharf Group plc. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Contact us". HSBC Holdings plc. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "£16bn cross-London project to take four floors in Canary Wharf tower". Property Week. 6 June 2008. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 

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Coordinates: 51°30′18″N 0°01′10″W / 51.504936°N 0.019423°W / 51.504936; -0.019423