Canary Wharf Traffic Light Tree arrives at its new home
It's been a long time away but now Canary Wharf's Traffic Light Tree has finally returned.
It was removed from its previous home in Westferry in 2011 after works on the road layout meant it was unsuitable for that site.
The much-loved sculpture was dismantled and placed in storage. However, Isle of Dogs Councillor Gloria Thienel fought to have it returned to the area around Canary Wharf.
And now Pierre Vivant's iconic structure of 75 independently flashing lights is welcoming drivers at the roundabout outside Billingsgate Market.
Work on the new home at Trafalgar Way for the structure began in September. Plans for the turning on of the lights, which have already been tested, are currently being worked on.
It was installed at Westferry in 1998 in place of a dying plane tree.
At the time the Public Art Commission Agency said the light changes represented "the restlessness of Canary Wharf".