Canary Wharf skyline bulking up as viewed from Greenwich

A number of towers around Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs are bulking up the skyline for miles around.

One such location where the mass of blocks is most apparent is Greenwich, as shots from the peninsula show.

Looking over the Thames from Greenwich

In these shots towers to the east of Marsh Wall can be seen completing including One Thames Quay.

One Thames Quay seen on right

As can towers reaching full height at the Canary Wharf Group’s Wood Wharf.

Three towers under construction

Quite the contrast from Greenwich peninsula where much of the area remains car park after car park a whole quarter of a century after the Millennium Done begun amid what was to be a major new London district.

Car parks dominate despite acute housing crises and population rising by millions since 2000

Isle of Dogs and Canary Wharf’s future

As ever in the area more plans are coming in thick and fast. I’m working on a couple of posts looking at two such sites which will also change the views from Greenwich Park.

Some may lament the past when viewed from Greenwich but for me it’s what’s exciting about a major world city. Things never stay the same. Never have and never will.

Future towers will rise north of Canary Wharf and link to Poplar DLR

When you can spot a thousand years of history and change in one view that’s an incredible thing.

I mean, who lives in a big city and doesn’t expect change? By all means fight for the right changes but as for those who seem to oppose any and all change?

Probably best not to live in a city.

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    3 thoughts on “Canary Wharf skyline bulking up as viewed from Greenwich

    • I remember when One Canada Square stood in splendid isolation, and if you didn’t know what the building looked like, it would be hard to find it among the forest of towers.

      • I remember when One Canada Square stood in isolation too I remember looking across to the building. As you say hard to find it now in amongst all the towers. How time as changed over the years.
        The East End of London as changed beyond all recognition.


    • Your side-focus about change and those who pipe-up with disparaging comments on ANYTHING new really rings true as someone who is a member of a lot of London local history F’book groups. London is incredibly dynamic and never stands still, nor has it ever (except for when the Romans left, perhaps?). And let’s not get started on the right-wing anti-immigration fools who often feel the need to post thinly veiled racism underneath any photo or video of old London. It’s unoriginal, boring and reeks of bitterness and insecurity.


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