Canary Wharf


Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf

Torre de HSBC (izquierda), One Canada Square (centro), Citigroup Centre (derecha)

Canary Wharf es un gran complejo de negocios de Londres, situado en la Isle of Dogs en el londinense de Tower Hamlets.

En Canary Wharf se encuentran los tres edificios más altos del Reino Unido: One Canada Square (también conocido como la torre de Canary Wharf) con 235,1 metros de altura y las torres de HSBC, adquirida por Metrovacesa por 1.600 millones de euros, y Citigroup Centre, ambas de 199,5 metros de altura.

Entre 1802 y 1980, la zona fue uno de los puertos más concurridos mundialmente, llegando a tener hasta 50.000 empleados. Canary Wharf toma su nombre a partir del comercio marítimo con las Islas Canarias.

Durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, el puerto fue bombardeado y casi todos los depósitos de mercancías fueron destruídos. Tras una breve recuperación en los años 1950, la industria portuaria comenzó a declinar, haciéndolo menos productivo que otros puertos fuera de la ciudad, como Felixstowe o Harwich, provocando el cierre del puerto.

El proyecto de remodelación de la zona comenzó en 1981 con el gobierno de Margaret Thatcher.

Historia

Canary Wharf está construida en el sitio de la antigua West India Docks en la Isla de los Perros.

Véase también

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