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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.
Travelling at high speed in one of the glass[faced elevators, we have reached the first observation deck in 58 seconds and find ourself at a height of 346m (1,136 feet). This look-out level offers breathtaking views and is a great place to shoot some photo's.
(The observation deck is glass enclosed.)

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.
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Nov 21 2010 06:35 GMT rainbow71
a stunning view.
Nov 21 2010 08:43 GMT FLUMP
I don't think i would have been able to look down!!! Great shot
Nov 21 2010 10:43 GMT Sheila PRO
Wonderful view - but not for me, I'm afraid! I managed the Eiffel Tower, but I couldn't cope witha glass elevator and I don't think stairs would be an option!
Nov 21 2010 14:34 GMT sini
Great window view!:)
Nov 21 2010 16:32 GMT Donjames
OH WOW ! ...incredible
Nov 21 2010 17:16 GMT Annamaria
YES!! Awesome view, John!! Just great!! I would love to see that again! ;-))
Nov 21 2010 17:59 GMT Pea2007
Amazing view from a most amazing piece of architecture.
Nov 21 2010 22:13 GMT fhelsing PRO
a real bird's eye view!
Sep 22 2011 04:18 GMT legs4daze PRO
like looking at a miniature cityscape, a model city.

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