Friday, 25 November 2011


The station is a part of a modern extention of London's tube, with the underground line called Jubilee constructed between 1991 - 1999.

This very attractive design , a sweling glazed canopy covering the three exits of the tube station was designed by Sir Norman Foster and partners, one of the best known architects of the world (some peaople say they are only the best paid architects of the globe.)

It provides the unusual amount of a daylight as for the typical london tube station, and became a very well known landmark of the area.The station has that comtemporary factor and a robust aesthetica similar to the neighbouring architecture and thanks to that it is fitting in the context perfectly.

The main idea of the design was to make the canopy as long as the Canary Wharf Tower is tall and of course make the entire complex sufficiently effective due to increasing amount of travellers in the area.

The station comprises twenty banks of escalators, offices of administration, main ticket hall, kiosks, all alocated along the principal concourse leading to the main three exits/entrances coverred with the canopy.

All finished with very good quality materials and the workmanship is guaranteed by Foster and Partners trademark ;-)

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