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One Canada Square
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One Canada Square, Canary Wharf; the second-tallest building in the United Kingdom
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Record height
Tallest in the United Kingdom from 1990 to 2012
Preceded by Tower 42
Surpassed by The Shard
General information
Type Commercial
Location Canary Wharf
London, E14
United Kingdom
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Construction started 1988
Completed 1991; 29 years ago (1991)
Cost £624 million
Owner Canary Wharf Group plc (current majority shareholder is Songbird Estates plc)
Management Canary Wharf Group plc
Height
Architectural 770 ft (235 m)AGL
800 ft (240 m) ASL
Technical details
Floor count 50
Floor area 1,748,296 sq ft (162,422.0 m2)
Lifts/elevators 32 + 3 freight + 2 firemen
Design and construction
Architect César Pelli & Associates
Adamson Associates
Frederick Gibberd Coombes & Partners
Developer Olympia & York
Structural engineer MS Yolles & Partners
Winston Group
Waterman Partnership
Main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine
Ellis Don
Lehrer McGovern
Bovis
Balfour Beatty
Olympia & York
+ approximately 40 sub-contractors

One Canada Square is the second tallest building in the United Kingdom. It is 235 m (771 ft) tall. It is in Canary Wharf.


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Records
Preceded by
NatWest Tower
Tallest Building in the United Kingdom
1991—2012
235m
Succeeded by
The Shard
Preceded by
NatWest Tower
Tallest Building in London
1991—2012
235m
Succeeded by
The Shard
Preceded by
Tallest Building in Canary Wharf
1991—present
235m
Succeeded by
Riverside South

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