Dollar Bay is the first of several new skyscrapers coming to Docklands during the next decade and has the advantage of being within the Canary Wharf "halo" encompassing properties just a 10-minute walk from the 97-acre office complex.
The 31-storey tower, right, is being built alongside South Quay, close to the Docklands Light Railway station, and has 121 apartments, from studios to three-bedroom penthouses.
Architect Ian Simpson's glass façade design aims to reflect the water and bring in light. All the homes have full-height, glass-walled winter gardens with louvres. There will be a 24-hour concierge service, a sky lounge and residents' gym, plus underground parking and cycle storage. Prices from £435,000. Completion is due in 2017. Call developer Mount Anvil on 0845 077 9069.