London's Canary Wharf will be forever transformed after tomorrow, when the first Crossrail station is scheduled to open in the city's financial nucleus. Designed by Foster & Partners, the seven-story station is the first of 40 in a capital-wide network designed to connect east and west London by 2018. Four of the seven stories, collectively called Crossrail Place, will open tomorrow, including a beautiful rooftop garden populated with unique plant species that commemorate Britain's storied maritime history.
The ETFE cushions offer protection to a rooftop garden crowning Crossrail Place.
The roof garden in Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf which opens to the public this Friday.
The Foster & Partners designed structure is on the meridian line and the garden contains exotic plant specimens arranged to the east or west, according to which hemisphere they originate in.
The rooftop garden is open to the public from dawn to dusk each day. What a great place to escape the city din!
This photograph was taken last year, announcing the project's near completion.
This is the original rendering. It's fantastic to see this wonderful design finally come to life.