Canary Wharf Clocks – Public Art In London
All over London there are amazing pieces of public art that help to brighten up the environment – some of them are good, some are bad, some are downright ugly. One of the very good ones and a favourite installation of mine can be found at One Canada Square in Canary Wharf, Six Public Clocks or the Canary Wharf Clocks, I’m not too sure of the official name.
The Canary Wharf Clocks are by a German designer called Konstantin Grcic, who won a competition to have his vision displayed in the heart of London’s mini Manhattan. The clocks which have become an iconic Canary Wharf sight are based upon the iconic Swiss railway clock, but with a slight twist, each face has a different numeral and they are set at the same time.
Six Public Clocks at Canary Wharf are just one of many pieces of very cool public art that can be found in London.