City Pride development could be 75 storeys
The proposed City Pride development could be the second tallest tower in the UK behind The Shard.
Plans for the Isle of Dogs site have been submitted to Tower Hamlets Council's planning committee for the building which would rise to 75 storeys if it receives the go-ahead.
However, despite being a bigger structure it may still not be as high as One Canada Square.
While City Pride would be 239 metres above sea level, Canary Wharf Group claims its centrepiece is five metres higher - despite being only 50 floors.
This is because the 1990 structure was built on ground above sea level.
The proposed development, which is being put forward by Chalegrove Properties Limited, is on the site of the former City Pride pub at Westferry Road.
As well as 860 residential units and 84 serviced apartments, the plans include amenity floors, a roof terrace and basement car parking.
The site was previously owned by Irish firm Glenkerrin which received permission for a 62 storey tower on it back in 2009.
However, those plans were scrapped when the developer ran into financial trouble in 2011.
The pub, opened in the 50's, was closed in March last year by the site's new owners.
Chalegrove, which bought the area from administrators, has also submitted plans for nearby Island Point at 443-451 Westferry Road. This is for buildings of three to six storeys, with 173 residential units.