Seven months since our last update, and progress at the site of Canary Wharf Group's Newfoundland, located within Canada Square at London's Canary Wharf, has been moving steadily along. Now all but topped off, the distinctive, cross-hatched, 60-storey tower has succeeded in holding its own amid a skyline world renowned for its collection of fanciful skyscrapers. 

Newfoundland (left), close to topping off, image by Flickr user David Holt via Creative Commons

Designed by Horden Cherry Lee, the tower's signature diagrid patterned exoskeleton has helped make this a standout project. The highly-recognizable 220-metre high-rise will soon to be home to upwards of 800 residents spread across 560 units. 

Newfoundland, top of the tower, image by Flickr user David Holt via Creative Commons

For its part, the diagrid exoskeleton has been clad in grey spandrel, while the geometrically arranged windows within each "diamond" create an interesting, diamond-within-a-diamond effect.  

Newfoundland, as it will appear upon completion, image via Canary Wharf Group

Once complete, Newfoundland will become an integral part of the ever-rising Canary Wharf, the district quickly becoming a city unto itself. 

SkyriseCities will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Databasefile and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.

Related Companies:  Canary Wharf Group, Horden Cherry Lee Architects