Newfoundland Quay, often known as "the diamond tower," is a PS250 million construction commissioned by the Canary Wharf corporation. Horden Cherry Lee architects from Mayfair built the 60-story tower (HCLA). It is the tallest building in London outside of the City of London area and the 18th tallest in the United Kingdom.
Canary Wharf Tower was opened on 2 November 1990 by Queen Elizabeth II. The name "Canary Wharf" was chosen to associate the development with ships and sailors. When it was first proposed, some people doubted that such a tall building would be acceptable for London's skyline but it has become one of the capital's most famous landmarks. Today, it is considered one of the finest buildings designed by Horden Cherry Lee.
Canary Wharf Tower was originally going to be called "The Pyramid" but this name was later rejected by Harrods who owned the right to use the name "Pyramid". Instead, they wanted to call the building "The Sphere", but again this name was also rejected by Horden Cherry Lee who said it wasn't distinctive enough. Finally, they agreed on the name "Tower".
One Canada Square is a skyscraper in London's Canary Wharf. It was finished in 1991 and is the third tallest building in the United Kingdom, standing 770 feet (235 meters) above ground level and contains 50 floors. The Canadian owner of One Canada Square did not want to advertise that fact, so they gave the building an unofficial name: the Bubble.
Canary Wharf is a business district and major tourist attraction in the Docklands area of East London, England, near the River Thames. Opened in 1986, it is now one of the largest trading ports in Europe.
The name "Canary Wharf" comes from the canals which used to run through the land that today forms part of the Docklands development. These canals were given their name because they were originally dug as a workhouse for poor children to play in. Some people think that the name "Canary Wharf" dates back to the time when many ships had wooden canaries installed inside their hulls as a way to tell if they were going to be safe to sail on. The birds would often fly out into open water when there was danger and need to be warned off, hence the name "canary wharf". However, this is not certain as other sources claim that the name comes from the former trade in canaries sold by the dozen at this wharf.
Portland stone was used to create a number of significant buildings, including the Palace of Westminster (1347), the Tower of London (1349), and even elements of Buckingham Palace (1854). Portland stone has even made its way over the Atlantic, where it was utilized in the construction of the United Nations headquarters in New York. The stone is especially suitable for building projects that require strong, durable materials that are also easy to work with.
Buckingham Palace is one of the most famous landmarks in London. The palace complex dates back to 1661 when it was built as a residence for Charles II after he was exiled from England. Since then it has been used primarily for government offices but has also been used as a hotel, school, and research center.
The palace stands on the site of several earlier structures including St. Margaret's Church and the Palace Gate which was originally located near Charing Cross. The current palace was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and is an eclectic mix of French and Dutch architectural styles. It features seven terraces connected by flights of stairs and topped with a large cupola. The exterior is covered in Portland stone while the interior is decorated with fine woodwork and marble statues. There are more than 300 rooms inside the palace grounds!
Outside of the main building are a number of other structures each with their own story to tell.