8 Canada Square
The HSBC Tower is a skyscraper in London. It forms part of the Canary Wharf complex in the Docklands. The building with the address 8 Canada Square is the international headquarters of HSBC. It was designed by Sir Norman Foster and his architectural firm.
With a height of 200 meters and 45 floors, it is together with the same high Citigroup Centre one of the tallest building in Britain, at a score of 2012, second only to One Canada Square and The Shard. The first three buildings are located close to each other. The HSBC Tower is not open to the general public: in the basement there is a small shopping center.
Construction began in 1997 and were completed in 2002. In May 2000, a construction crane crashed down from the roof, and three people were killed by flying debris. The cause of the accident was never determined. In the forecourt, a small memorial to this disaster.
In 2008, HSBC bought her back to the Spanish Metrovacesa SA sold headquarters. In 2009 the building was sold to HSBC of the National Pension Service of Korea under a sale - leaseback.