Wall Street on Water – The Architecture & Planning of Canary Wharf
Wednesday 26th May at 7.00pm
Online via Zoom
After the successful talk from Mike 'the London Ambler' earlier this year, join us for another installment from him on the Architecture & Planning of Canary Wharf.
In the 1980s London’s great new opportunity was the East End. In Thatcher’s free market city, Docklands was there for the taking. Over 30 years later what was once the centre of London’s mighty 19th century port is one of the most important financial hubs in the world – a quayside fragment of Wall Street with all the North American brashness and architectural chutzpah to match.
From marine relics and wharves to beaux arts arcades, post-modern icons and high-tech underworlds, this walk charts the making of this icon of urban planning, exploring the politics, business deals and various waves of boom and bust that have marked its spectacular creation.
This talk will take place online via Zoom and is provided free to all members by the Parents' Arts Society.
The event will close at 1pm on Wednesday 26th May and the zoom link will be emailed to all attendees shortly after.