Talk:Canary Wharf

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/Archive 1. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.125.44.144 (talk) 02:50, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

Canary Wharf Estate[edit]

I thought this article is about Canary Wharf only. It is not about the Canary Wharf Estate, because we are not going to merge Heron Quays and Wood Wharf into this article. From previous discussions when we talked about merging Wood Wharf into this article, it was said to be inappropriate because they are separate areas and have their own history. Therefore, this article should remain about Canary Wharf only. Am I getting it wrong as User:Laytar1 is beginning to change the article to the Canary Wharf Estate? 91.125.44.144 (talk) 03:17, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Wood Wharf[edit]

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The result of this discussion was to don't merge... 91.125.44.144 (talk) 01:41, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Per [1], what was called Wood Wharf is now named Canary Wharf. Largoplazo (talk) 17:54, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

This is an interesting situation. The development area has been known as Wood Wharf for some time (presumably this was the name of the actual wharf when used with shipping). Only very recently have they stopped specifically referring to this area as Wood Wharf. All of the planning documents that I have checked refer to this area as Wood Wharf and that's by the applicant themselves. There is a difference between Canary Wharf and Canary Wharf Group plc. The former is the place and the latter is a business. CWG has bought the leasehold of the site of Wood Wharf, but does not own the freehold. CWG even owns buildings outside of the Isle of Dogs. They might very well want to call their new development Canary Wharf New District for marketing reasons, but it's not really Canary Wharf. Or is it? It's a bit of a head scratcher. If anything, the Wood Wharf article needs to be called the new marketing name of Canary Wharf New District, particularly during the construction phase. I think it's too soon to merge these articles. It's probably sufficient at this time to improve both articles to direct the reader to the different contexts.Seaweed (talk) 12:43, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
I dunno. What led me here was the new article One Park Drive, which (in the version that I came upon) described that address's location as Wood Wharf. While reading about Wood Wharf versus Canary Wharf, I came across this ad for 10 Park Drive that declares it a property at Canary Wharf. I figure One Park Drive is most likely in the same neighborhood, maybe even on the same block! Largoplazo (talk) 19:03, 1 April 2017 (UTC)
I would say definitely don't merge. Reasons being that they are two distinct areas and are ususally (or always?) talked about as two different places, with Canary Wharf a business district and Wood Wharf to become a living and leisure district. It would probably make more sense to merge Canary Wharf & Wood Wharf with Isle of Dogs if anything, as there is some consensus that Canary Wharf & Wood Wharf are located on the Isle of Dogs (though boundaries seem hard to define). Also, there is likely to be a lot of new info to put in the Wood Wharf article over the coming years that the size of the article alone would make a merged article very large and given the distinct characteristics of the places, I see no harm in keeping them separate for the sake of clarity, at least until it comes to a point where it is beyond doubt the name Wood Wharf has been abandoned --LegereScire (talk) 10:41, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

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