Saturday, 3 July 2010

Working in Canary Wharf

Enjoying a well earned beer or two after a busy day of meetings.

A view from the 26th Floor with the Millenium Dome now the O2 Arena.

Barclays HQ at 1CP

The Tube Station at Canary Wharf

Yesterday I made the trip down to Head Office in the heart of the the Canary Wharf Financial district.
The train travel is a pain especially using the London Underground to get right to the other side of London. But it's always good to catch up with colleagues based down there.
The Underground was it's usual hectic and chaotic scenario. Made worse because someone had passed out on one of the trains so everything ground to a halt. The heat was intense coupled with the amount of people I thought it was going to be me next!

Canary Wharf is built on the site of the West India Docks on the Isle of Dogs. From 1802, the area was one of the busiest docks in the world. By the 1950s, the port industry began to decline, leading to the docks closing by 1980.
The first buildings were completed in 1991 which included One Canada Square that became the UK's tallest building and a powerful symbol of the regeneration of Docklands.
The number of people employed on the estate is over 100,000 !!

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