Today Crossrail opened the first of their stations to the public.
The seven-storey structure is the first of 40 new buildings for Crossrail- the city’s new east-west rail link. The gardens, shopping centre and outdoor space are collectively named Crossrail Place and were expertly designed by Foster + Partners.
Sitting in the middle of Canary Wharf’s financial district, the roof garden is covered by a 310-metre-long transparent hood.
“Like Crossrail, one of the aims of the new roof garden is to connect London from east to west… It provides a welcoming public space between the residential neighbourhood of Poplar and the business district of Canary Wharf, demonstrating the role of infrastructure as the ‘urban glue’ that binds a city together”, said Norman Foster, founder of Foster + Partners.
This is an exciting development for all involved in the Crossrail project and to all those who depend on public transport within the city.
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