Rising above the vibrant Canary Wharf district, this 32-story glass- and aluminum-clad tower embodies luxury living in London.
The first 12 floors of the tower house a 300-key Marriott hotel, with the hotel’s restaurants, bars, banquet and public space located in a lower podium block. The upper levels accommodate 154 apartments and six penthouses.
In contrast with the postmodern blocks constructed in the early days of Canary Wharf, the elegance of this building creates a focal point for a thriving commercial district. The tower comes to an acute angle on its western edge, where a sharp “prow” contains double-height living rooms for the duplex apartments.
The building was one of the first post-tensioned, concrete-framed towers constructed in London. This reduced construction time by approximately 30 percent. Thin concrete floor slabs provide generous floor-to-ceiling heights while reducing the height of the tower.