Item Details

One Canada Square, London [electronic resource]

Electric Sky (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
In 1991, One Canada Square, the UK's tallest skyscraper, changed the London skyline. But the Cesar Pelli-designed icon did not rise up in the heart of the British capital. As this program describes, the developers undertook a billion-dollar gamble by creating an international financial center, symbolized by this obelisk-shaped tower, in the city's East End docklands. Viewers will learn about the complicated political and economic cooperation that had to occur before building could begin. The collapse of the global property market following completion of the complex-resulting in bankruptcy for the developers and darkness for a large section of the tower-is another major subject.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
28 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 08, 2008.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
Vertical City: Ten Skyscraper Case Studies
Vertical City
Contents
  • Transformation of London (2:48)
  • Economic Change Means Architectural Change (3:07)
  • Re-Location of London's Financial Center (3:28)
  • Architectural Design to Lure Investors and Tenants (3:08)
  • Architectural Success/Business Failure (4:23)
  • Transition from Docklands to Prime Real Estate (2:11)
  • Exterior of a Skyscraper (3:07)
  • Skyscraper: Key to London's Financial Center (3:07)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], c2007.
Publisher no.
  • 39194s Films Media Group
  • 39204 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (28 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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