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View Poll Results: How do you rate the UKs tallest?
10 54 12.83%
9.5 17 4.04%
9 54 12.83%
8.5 43 10.21%
8 69 16.39%
7.5 42 9.98%
7 50 11.88%
6.5 17 4.04%
6 25 5.94%
5.5 9 2.14%
5 9 2.14%
4.5 5 1.19%
4 6 1.43%
3.5 3 0.71%
3 or less 18 4.28%
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Old September 17th, 2002, 11:35 PM   #1
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#191 l One Canada Square l LONDON l 235m l 50fl

One Canada Square
London, United Kingdom


HEIGHT: 235m/771 feet
FLOORS: 50 floors
COMPLETION: 1991
ARCHITECT: Cesar Pelli

While ordinary in appearance, at 50 stories, this was the tallest office building in Europe at the time this photo was taken. The building's signature is a 130-foot stainless steel pyramid cap weighing 11 tons. Canada Square managed to rise in spite of overwhelming odds. The Canadian company that commissioned it went bankrupt, bomb threats closed the observation deck, and a real IRA bomb attack shattered the lower floors. It exists as a symbol of the area's rebirth. In 1981 the region consisted of block after block of abandoned industrial sites. The government set up the London Dockland Development Corporation to revitalize the area. It offered incentives for new construction and reuse of urban land. The Docklands got its own automated rail system (Docklands Light Railway), and businesses began moving back in. Some of them high-profile newspapers like the Daily Telegraph. One Canada Square is now the jewel in the Corporation's crown. It was sold in 1995 to new owners (A Canadian-Saudi joint venture) who have kept the building alive, and continued breathing life into the local economy. Once just an industrial wasteland, the Canary Wharf and Isle of Dogs Docklands are becoming fashionable once again.

















http://glasssteelandstone.com/UK/Eng...adaSquare.html


Not my favourite by any stretch of the imagination....

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Old September 18th, 2002, 12:06 AM   #2
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8/10

I like it! I think its very smart looking yet does not look out of place on the London skyline due to its roof. Distinctive. As far as skyscrapers go, it is the best in London. (until Swiss Re)

A pity too many clones of it are appearing around the world.
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Old September 18th, 2002, 12:14 AM   #3
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Pretty good for london architecture...eventhough they have some of the best.. 7.5/10
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Old September 18th, 2002, 07:42 AM   #4
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I like the building, and I especially like what it did for London's and Europe's acceptance of the skyscraper as a means to facilitate growth. It gets points just for its importance in this regard IMO, just like a breakthrough design would.


7.0/10 Keep in mind, I grade with the intention of using the scale. In my method, only one building can be a "10.0"...
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Old September 18th, 2002, 02:18 PM   #5
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Not bad not great to me. I think 7/10
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Old September 18th, 2002, 04:31 PM   #6
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Old September 20th, 2002, 12:44 AM   #7
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I like it a lot 8/10! Not to mention the name
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Old September 20th, 2002, 01:08 AM   #8
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It is pretty good...7/10.
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Old September 20th, 2002, 07:45 AM   #9
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Not pressurizing anyone here.
But would LOVE to hear the opinions of those that rated this below 3. An opinion from someone who rated it 10 is just as interesting from someone who rated it 0.

Same for other threads.
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Old September 20th, 2002, 08:16 PM   #10
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Not pressurizing anyone here.
But would LOVE to hear the opinions of those that rated this below 3. An opinion from someone who rated it 10 is just as interesting from someone who rated it 0.

Same for other threads.

(ahh... This forum software does all sorts of very cool things!)

Ask them yourself. Brice and Central cast those votes... I would like to know thier reasoning too. If they were goofing around, that's OK. But if they were serious, I am interested to hear why... Probably something to do with the "corporate image" this highrise possesses.
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Old September 20th, 2002, 08:45 PM   #11
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Poor use of materials dulls the overall impression of the building. Projects a decent sense of height.

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Old September 21st, 2002, 12:46 AM   #12
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looks big and powerful,and is close in height to the WFC in NY...
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Old September 21st, 2002, 12:50 AM   #13
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I'll give it a 7.5.
I could have seen the buidling in real life,but the school trip passed by me..
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Old September 21st, 2002, 11:29 PM   #14
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For me this building is Canary Wharf, the whole of CW is built around this one building. It's not my favourite looking building, but in the sense of it..it's damn good.

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Old September 26th, 2002, 06:44 AM   #15
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Old September 26th, 2002, 06:47 PM   #16
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this building is my fav in SimCity 3000 it always makes my CBDs look nicer . . . 9/10
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Old September 26th, 2002, 10:06 PM   #17
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It may not be that imaginative, but I like it, and it's a symbol of London now.

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Old September 27th, 2002, 09:55 PM   #18
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7.5/10. Not ugly, but nothing special.
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Old October 10th, 2002, 04:48 PM   #19
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A friendly bump.
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Old October 11th, 2002, 12:00 AM   #20
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One of the buildings I would associate with Canary Wharf. The top of the tower is superb with the trianglar roof but the rest of the building appears to be a bit dull.

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