Tuesday 12 December 2012 – Media Release
Canary Wharf To Be Lit up by Menorah
A special 15 feet high menorah has been installed in the beautifully landscaped Jubilee Park in Canary Wharf, to commemorate the Jewish festival of Chanukah.
The Menorahs first candle light was lit on Saturday, 8 December with an additional light going on every evening until Saturday 15th December, when the Menorah will be fully lit.
Three Canary Wharf-based companies; State Street, KPMG and Citi are sponsoring candle lighting ceremonies over the eight nights of the Chanukah festival.
This is the 14th consecutive year that Canary Wharf Group has installed a Menorah, part of its ongoing work with the local community across a variety of faiths.
Danny Seliger from Canary Wharf Group plc said: The lighting of the Menorah symbolises optimism, and it is a beautiful temporary addition to the surrounding lights at Canary Wharf. I would like to thank those local companies that are sponsoring ceremonies, and encourage people from the surrounding community to come down and take a look at the Menorah over the next few days.
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Canary Wharf has a working population of nearly 100,000 people in a diverse range of sectors for some of the worlds leading companies. It has paved the way for the regeneration of Londons Docklands and one in five Canary Wharf workers now lives in a local East London borough. It has helped London and the City consolidate its position at the centre of the business world.
The Group has plans in place to continue to develop Canary Wharf in the coming years in parallel with other central London developments including the Shell Centre on the South Bank (in a joint venture with Qatari Diar) and 20 Fenchurch Street in the City of London (in a joint venture with Land Securities). The Group has completed the construction phase of the Canary Wharf Crossrail station ahead of schedule and on budget.
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