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Newfoundland topped out at Canary Wharf as Britain’s tallest rental apartment tower

PUBLISHED: 07:00 21 November 2018

Union Jack flutters among flags of EU nations as Newfoundland tower is topped out. Picture: CWG

Union Jack flutters among flags of EU nations as Newfoundland tower is topped out. Picture: CWG

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Britain’s tallest rental apartment block has been topped out at Canary Wharf after reaching 60 storeys.

Newfoundland tower arrives at Canary Wharf, completed by 2020. Picture: CWGNewfoundland tower arrives at Canary Wharf, completed by 2020. Picture: CWG

The 729ft Newfoundland tower has appeared on the London skyline with its transparent unique ‘diamond’ structure, joining an A-list of iconic skyscrapers such as the Shard and the Gherkin.

“Reaching the topping out point is a milestone in construction,” Vertus developers’ Alastair Mullens said.

“It’s cementing its place among some of London’s most iconic buildings.”

Construction workers get bird's eye view of Canary Wharf and east London. Picture: CWGConstruction workers get bird's eye view of Canary Wharf and east London. Picture: CWG

Construction began in 2015 with 300 piles driven into the earth, some reaching nearly 200 feet in the ground, among the deepest ever installed at Canary Wharf.

It then took 140,000sq feet of pre-cast concrete plank and 9,500 tonnes of structural steelwork to make it to 60 storeys.

The Newfoundland tower will be completed in the spring of 2020, with 636 apartments up for rent.

Newfoundland at sunset overlooking the Thames and the London skyline. Picture: CWGNewfoundland at sunset overlooking the Thames and the London skyline. Picture: CWG

Its residents get a communal lounge, gym, fitness studios, private dining room, children’s play area and garden terrace—as well as their own private panoramic views.

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