The centrepiece of the Canary Wharf Development in London, England, this stainless steel-clad tower has become a London icon. This 50-storey building was one of the first European towers to incorporate North American planning principles with large efficient floor-plates.
Inside, it has an impressive triple-height lobby finished with rich Italian and Guatemalan marble. Complete with 32 high-speed passenger elevators people move from the ground floor to the 50th floor in only 40 seconds.
The tower is connected to several buildings below grade and is the closest tower to the DLR Train Station. The building is connected into an extensive underground retail network requiring detailed coordination with adjoining buildings, particularly with regards to fire and life-safety issues.