Canary Wharf's latest building reaches milestone
A ceremony marked the completion of 8,130 tonnes of steelworks at the Wharf's latest skyscraper, 25/30 Churchill Place.
The last of the 5,300 pieces was joined on top of the structure on Thursday.
The symbolic moment marks the completion of the original Canary Wharf masterplan, drawn up back in 1988.
Construction began on the latest building only last year and it's still on schedule to be finished by early 2014 (see a CGI of the completed image left).
The European Medicines Agency will be the first tenant. The firm has pre-let half of the 500,000 sq ft of space.
Executives from Canary Wharf Group and the EMA signed their names on the nine metre long section of steel placed on the roof of the building, which is 20 storeys high.
Cormac MacCrann, executive director of Canary Wharf Contractors Limited, said: "The construction team have done an excellent job to get the building to this point in less than a year.
"We are very proud of 25/30 Churchill Place's environmental credentials and the boost it is bringing to the local economy, especially considering the jobs market over the past few years.
"It is always pleasing to deliver office space for world-class organisations, helping to retain London's position as a world capital for business. 25/30 Churchill Place is symbolic, but it is just the end of the beginning for Canary Wharf; we have plenty more construction to come both at Wood Wharf and elsewhere."