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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.

At this height, planes approaching Toronto Island airport are flying below you:)

(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 22 2010 15:07 GMT hans55 PRO
wow .. to see an aircraft below you !!!! :-))
Nov 22 2010 16:16 GMT henk1312
Wow, een prachtige serie !!!!
Nov 22 2010 16:28 GMT fotoloekb PRO
Great such a nice views John.
I like to take picture there too! :-)
Nov 22 2010 16:51 GMT Pea2007
Amazing shot.
Nov 22 2010 18:06 GMT Danijela
Spectacular view!:)
Nov 24 2010 18:45 GMT elsje323
spectacular to see a plane so low
Sep 22 2011 04:40 GMT legs4daze PRO
a toy boat and toy airplane, wow!

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