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View Poll Results: Please rate this building.
10 13 14.61%
9 25 28.09%
8 23 25.84%
7 17 19.10%
6 5 5.62%
5 4 4.49%
4 0 0%
3 2 2.25%
2 0 0%
1 0 0%
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Old September 7th, 2005, 12:15 AM   #1
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8 Canada Square (HSBC), London

8 Canada Square
Canary Wharf, London

Height: 200m
Floors: 45
Built: 2002
Architect: Sir Norman Foster
Developer: Canary Wharf Group


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This is the global headquarters of HSBC (the largest bank in the world, by some measures). It is the joint 2nd tallest building in the UK, along with neighbouring 25 Canada Square. The building was voted the 'Best New Skyscraper of 2003' by Emporis.com.










































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Old September 7th, 2005, 12:41 AM   #2
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I love the facade and cladding of 8 canada square. Boxy but I like it. My favourite tower in the docklands. 9.4/10=9/10
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Old September 7th, 2005, 12:57 AM   #3
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9/10
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Old September 7th, 2005, 03:55 PM   #4
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9/10 one of the best looking Buildings in CW.......very smooth and sleek
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Old September 7th, 2005, 10:32 PM   #5
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9/10

Best skyscraper in the Docklands.

Amazingly smooth and shiny cladding, lovely rounded corners and those funky stripes really make this tower stand out.

I love the HSBC logo as well - basically saying, "We are one of the world's largest banks, and this is our global headquarters"
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Old September 8th, 2005, 05:05 PM   #6
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Yes. Undoubtedly the most eye-catching skyscraper in the docklands. It’s the most diverse building in it’s cluster as its façade is enormously different from the typical square windows found on its neighbors, which compliments its round shaped egdes. 9.
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Old September 13th, 2005, 01:46 AM   #7
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lovely smooth cladding, 9/10
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Old September 14th, 2005, 07:22 AM   #8
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a definite 10 imo
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Old September 14th, 2005, 08:02 PM   #9
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Yes smooth and sleek. Gave it an 8. Favourite building in Canary Wharf and second favourite in London after 30 SMAxe. That second pick says everything. Much better than Citigroup.
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Old September 15th, 2005, 02:26 PM   #10
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the logo is based on the scottish flag

can HSBC be classed as a british bank(hence we can say we have the biggest bank in the world) or is it a Honk Kong bank
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Old September 15th, 2005, 03:48 PM   #11
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Its a British bank....set up by a scotsman in Hong Kong (or mabey Shanghai...i dunno).....and its world headquaters are now in London.
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Old September 17th, 2005, 02:42 PM   #12
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It stinks of quality Fantastic 10/10
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Old November 21st, 2006, 06:09 PM   #13
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Superb cladding, it looks like its finished in piano laquer! 9/10
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Old November 21st, 2006, 08:28 PM   #14
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Us Scots are so good with our pennies.

I really like this building but there is something about the base that I hate. Can't quite put my finger on it, though.
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Old November 21st, 2006, 08:50 PM   #15
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From a distance it looks like it has crap cladding and is older than it actually is. But up close it looks great and very smooth. Though still not Foster's best. 7/10
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 09:54 AM   #16
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Its a British bank....set up by a scotsman in Hong Kong (or mabey Shanghai...i dunno).....and its world headquaters are now in London.
Well I never!

Of course, you must remember that HSBC bought Midland Bank many years ago, originating in that other famous banking city in England; Birmingham (at least I think so - TSB & Lloyds started here...)

I don't know what, but I really like this one. I am not a fan of 1 Canada Square, nor Citybank. HSBC is a simple, box-shaped building and by rights it should not score that well, but it does, and as london-b says, I think it is the quality

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Old January 26th, 2007, 09:04 PM   #17
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HSBC have put this up for sale with a cool £800m price tag.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 09:50 PM   #18
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5/10. By the way, 200 m ? It seems impossible. It looks like 150, max.175 m. However maybe I'm wrong.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 09:53 PM   #19
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Maybe you're wrong? Of course you're wrong. There's no maybe about it.

9/10, I love it, though it would be crap without the curved corners though.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 10:03 PM   #20
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OK, it was wrong impression about the hight. But the corners are better than sharp ones. We have too many sharp edges of too many buildings
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