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On Canadian Thanksgiving Day in October 2010, I visited the famous CN Tower in Torornto. It is one of the 5 tallest stuctures in the world and is still the highest tower in the world.

O.K. since you decided to come with me to the top, take a last look at the height. Ready?.........then lets go up!!!!!!!!

The CN Tower at 553.33 meters (1,815 ft., 5 inches) was once the tallest building, tower, and freestanding structure, but as of 2010 retains the title of world's tallest tower.
Construction on the CN Tower began on February 6, 1973 and wrapped up about 40 months later in June 1976. The CN Tower was built to withstand an earthquake of 8.5 on the Richter scale (the Kobe earthquake in 1995 was 7.2 on the Richter scale). The upper reaches of the CN Tower were built to withstand winds up to 418 km/h (260 mph). In 1995, the CN Tower was designated a Wonder of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Lightning strikes the CN Tower an average of 75 times per year. Long copper strips run down the CN Tower to grounding rods buried below ground to prevent damage. The CN Tower is an incredible 2.79 cm (1.1 inches) within plumb, or, true vertical. Six glass-faced elevators travel at 22 km/hour (15 miles/hour) to reach the observation deck in 58 seconds.


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Nov 21 2010 18:36 GMT Midworlder PRO
Very striking against this sky
Nov 24 2010 01:26 GMT rosyapple PRO
Now that is one vividly blue sky but I am still not coming up there with you!

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