The Landscape Guide

Canary Wharf landscape

The most successful late-twentieth century avenue in London forms the spatial core of the Canary Wharf development. It was launched by Olympia and York, then the world's largest private property development company but the project faltered in the early 1990s. The Reichman brothers had to sell out though they later managed to buy back an interest in the company. The avenue was designed by one of America's most successful landscape firms: Hanna-Olin. It runs from a windswept fountain at the foot of the Canary Wharf Tower (No 1 Canada Square) to West Ferry Circus. The latter is well-conceived and very well detailed. It comprises a sheltered garden and a viewing terrace with panoramic views of Central London. Access from Westferry Circus on the Isle of Dogs.

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