One Canada Square

  • The tower at Canary Wharf (One Canada Square) has 50 floors and is 800 feet (244 metres) high.

  • The tower is an occupied office building and is not open to the public.
  • 90,000 square feet of Italian and Guatemalan marble have been used in the 36-foot lobby
  • The tower has 3,960 windows and 4,388 steps, divided into four fire stairways.
  • The tower has 32 passenger lifts divided into four banks, each serving a different section of the building. It also has two freight lifts and two firemens lifts.
  • Lifts travel from the lobby to the 50th floor in just 40 seconds.
  • The building is designed to sway 13 and three quarter inches in the strongest winds that might occur once every 100 years.
  • 27,500 metric tonnes of British Steel and 500,000 bolts were used in the construction of the tower.
  • The exterior walls are clad by some 370,000 square feet of Patten Hyclad Cambric finish stainless steel.
  • Average floor size is 28,000 square feet.
  • On most floors, there are 13 feet 6 inches floor heights, permitting a minimum 9 feet height from raised floor to dropped ceiling.
  • Four floors have an additional 6 inches for extra raised floor height for computer and heavy mechanical use.
  • Four floors have an additional 1 foot allowance for use as a trading floor and the top floor has an additional 2 feet.
  • The aircraft warning light at the very top of the tower flashes 40 times a minute, 57,600 times a day.
  • Over 108,000 deliveries are made to the loading bay of the tower every year.