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CN Tower Facts  

Toronto’s CN Tower is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It is a 553.33 meter-high observation tower that makes it the tallest freestanding structure in the Western Hemisphere. The name of this tower is an acronym for the Canadian National Railway as it was built by the state railway. This tower is struck by lightning around 75 times each year. The construction work started on February 6, 1973, and got completed in June 1976. I took approximately 40 months to complete the structure. The original construction cost was $63 million.

Quick Facts: –

  • The tower’s EdgeWalk allows you to lean back, hands-free over Toronto, Canada but only if you are daring enough.
  • The structure’s LED illumination light system is low-maintenance, free of UV radiation and energy-efficient.
  • This tower is designed in such a way that it can withstand an earthquake of 8.5 on the Richter scale.
  • The CN Tower is almost vertical. It is off only by 1.1 inches.
  • From the observation deck of the tower, you can see about 100 miles on a clear day.
  • In August 2015, a wheelchair-accessible version of the EdgeWalk was introduced.
  • The Outdoor Observation Terrace is a viewpoint. It only has a wire mesh as the protection.
  • The SkyPod is the highest observation deck at a height of 447 meters. On a clear day, Niagara Falls can be seen from here.
  • This structure attracts more than two million visitors every year.
  • It has a Glass Floor that can hold the weight of five hippos at a time. This floor was built in 1994.
  • The CN Tower holds the second rank in the World Federation of Great Towers.

 

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