There is some special illumination happening in Canary Wharf this week. A menorah has been installed in Jubilee Park to commemorate the Jewish festival of Chanukah, which runs from the evening of 1 December to 9 December.
Chanukah, also known as the festival of lights, sees the kindling of eight candles on the Menorah. A candle will be lit for each of the eight nights of the festival.
This is the 12th consecutive year that Canary Wharf has installed a Menorah, accompanying separate candle lighting ceremonies at Clifford Chance and HSBC.
Danny Seliger from Canary Wharf Group plc (CWG) says:
“We welcome people from around Canary Wharf and London to stop by and have a look at our Menorah lighting the winter darkness. The menorah symbolically creates a sense of optimism, and this is important, not least because the past couple of years have been difficult for many people.”
The menorah is part of a wide variety of faith-based celebrations supported by CWG, part of its ongoing engagement with the local community
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CWG has achieved one of the greatest feats of civic transformation – an iconic urban regeneration, designing and constructing over 15 million square feet of office and retail space across its 97 acre East London Estate.
Canary Wharf Group plc has been named one of the Sunday Times 60 Best Green Companies in Britain for three years running.
There are more than 200 shops, bars and restaurants at Canary Wharf. Recent fashion openings include Levi Strauss and Charles Tyrwhitt. Seven new bars and restaurants have opened in the past 12 months to critical acclaim, creating over 400 jobs.
Canary Wharf’s world-class Arts & Events programme includes over 100 events each year and more than 60 art works by 45 artists and designers is found throughout the Estate. Temporary art exhibitions run throughout the year, with recent exhibitors including Peter Randall-Page, Phillip King and Phyllida Barlow.
20% of the Estate is landscaped parks, plazas and walkways with over 1,000 trees, 88 floral species and each year 70,000 seasonal plants are planted.
Canary Wharf also has one of Britain’s highest concentrations of ‘green’ roofs, reducing energy use and encouraging biodiversity.
Over 90,000 people work at Canary Wharf, with the population projected to double by 2025.
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