Saturday, June 30, 2007

CN Tower - Toronto

History of CN Tower
The CN Tower, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a communications and tourist tower standing 553.33m (1,815 ft 5 in) tall. Since its completion in 1976, it has been the world's tallest free-standing structure on land; however, its status as the world's tallest building is contentious. It is considered the signature icon of the city, attracting more than two million international visitors annually.

CN originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower. Following the railway's decision to divest non-core freight railway assets, prior to the company's privatization in 1995, the CN Tower was transferred to the Canada Lands Company (CLC), a federal Crown corporation responsible for real estate development.

Comparing the heights of other tall structures with CN tower.
  • KVLY-TV mast is the tallest structure on earth with 628 meters located on Traill County, North Dakota, USA. This structure is supported by cables.
  • Petornius platform standing on water is taller than CN tower at 610 meters located in New orleans, USA.
  • Sears tower is the tallest sky scraper with antenna at 527 meters located in Chicago, USA.
  • Eiffel tower is merely 324 meters, but truely a master piece located in Paris, France.
    If these facts interst you, read more about worlds tallest buildings and structures

    Road to CN tower
    It was a 150 Kms 2 hours drive for us. take a look at the satellite image of the CN Tower.

    Glass floor
    You can look down 342 m(1,122 ft) right below your feet. Many people experience acrophobia when they walk on this glass floor. It also has a cafe in this floor.
    At 1150 feet height 360 restaurant takes a full rotation once every 72 minutes. You can take a look at the whole city in about an hours time sipping your coffe.

    Skypod at 447 m (1465 ft) is the highest observation deck in the world. On a clear day you can see up to 120 Kms, including outline of lake Ontario and mist rising from Niagara falls.
    Skypod gives a spectacular view of the high rises of the city.
    Visitors love to spend most of their time here.

  • CN Tower is world's tallest free-standing structure on land. Made a detailed study on this claim and CN tower isnt the tallest free structure on earth (as i was told) its Petornius platform standing on water.
  • CN Tower is alomost twice as tall as Eiffel tower is.
  • this building is used in various games like Simcity 3000, Ace combat 5
  • CN Tower experiences lightning strikes 40 to 50 times a year
  • CN Tower is listed in Guinnes world records as tallest free standing structure.
  • This is one of the most important tourist place in Canada.
  • 1 comment:

    gate valves said...

    i think i aint gonna stand there! wow! what a view!