Lonely Planet review for Canary Wharf
Cesar Pelli’s 244m-high Canary Wharf Tower, which was built in 1991 at 1 Canada Sq and has been described as a ‘square prism with a pyramidal top’, presides over a veritable array of venues including a toytown and financial theme park. It’s surrounded by more recent towers housing HSBC and Citigroup, and offices for Bank of America, Barclays, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and more. It took a long time for the place to come this far. Canary Wharf Tower, still the tallest building in the UK and one of the largest property developments in Europe, had to be saved from bankruptcy twice before it reached today’s levels of occupancy.