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HSBC Tower, London

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HSBC Tower (building to right is occuiped by Credit Suisse First Boston and Bank of America)

HSBC Tower is a skyscraper located in the Canary Wharf development in the London Docklands. The building, whose formal address is 8 Canada Square, serves as the international headquarters for HSBC Holdings PLC (the largest bank in the world by some measures).

The tower was designed by Sir Norman Foster's team of architects. Construction began in 1997 and was completed in 2002. There are 39 office floors in the 200 metre high tower, the second largest in the United Kingdom. Standing alongside the HSBC Tower are 1 Canada Square (known popularly as Canary Wharf); and the Citigroup Centre, which forms the British head office of the multinational US bank, Citigroup. The tower is not open to the public.

The nearest tube station is Canary Wharf, serving the Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway. A bus service runs to London City Airport. A small shopping mall is at the base of the development.

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