Fifty-storey skyscraper planned for Canary Wharf
It has been revealed that a fifty-storey skyscraper is being planned for London’s Canary Wharf.
The Diamond Tower, which is set to be more than 500 feet high, will contain 500 apartments. Early design plans for the skyscraper architecture show that the building is likely to take a slender structure, supported by a diamond external skeleton.
It is thought that the building, which will be built by the Canary Wharf Group, will be located at the western end of the estate.
Supported by a diamond external skeleton
An external frame will be used on the building, which will help give occupants privacy from those in surrounding buildings. This will also free up internal space. Each diamond will be three stories high, whilst the sloping side ‘walls’ of the outside frame will give a ‘sculpted’ appearance to the tower, according to standard.co.uk.
The new development plans come after it was also revealed that the Group has been given permission to build eight towers near the London Eye, according to businessweek.com.
It is claimed the firm will build offices and 877 homes at the Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA)’s UK headquarters site, situated close to the River Thames. Permission for the eight towers was given by Lambeth Borough Council.
Author: Samantha Bartlett Date Written: 3 July 2013