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Plans Submitted for Canary Wharf Skyscraper In London

Fifty-six story skyscraper planned for Canary Wharf; image by Maccreanor Lavington

Architectural design firm Maccreanor Lavington revealed designs for a 56-story skyscraper in London’s Canary Wharf, Architects’ Journal reports. Renderings show a bronze-clad building sporting a crown with a thin spire that will light up at night, an element that was Maccreanor Lavington’s response to planning officers’ challenge to design something “distinctive” for the skyline. It will provide 495 homes: 125 affordable homes on levels 6-20 and private homes on the higher levels. The 230-m-tall building will have 296 mof shops at the ground level, as well as a pocket park and double-height play terrace for all residents on the fifth floor. The tower is among a wave of new high-rise housing structures in the South Quay area.

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