CN Tower Tavel Guide

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  • CN Tower Tavel Guide

The CN Tower, a signature icon of Toronto's skyline, and a symbol of Canada, attracting more than two million international visitors annually. It is a 553. 33 m-high concrete communications and observation tower, built on the former Railway Lands, completed in 1976, and held both records for 34 years. Now, it remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere.

In 1968 when the Canadian National Railway wanted to build a large TV and radio communication platform, and the project became official in 1972. In 1995, the CN Tower was declared one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

There are three visitor areas: the Glass Floor and Outdoor Observation Terrace which are both located at an elevation of 1, 122 ft, the Indoor Lookout Level located at 1, 135 ft, and the higher SkyPod at 1, 465 ft. The Horizons Cafe and the lookout level are at 1, 135. 2 ft. The 360 Restaurant, a revolving restaurant that completes a full rotation once every 72 minutes, is at 1, 151. 6 ft.

SkyPod was not part of the plans at first. One engineer in particular felt that visitors would feel the higher observation deck would be worth paying extra for, and the tower could become the world's tallest structure, then plans were changed. On a clear day, it is possible to see the city of Rochester across Lake Ontario in the United States, the mist rising from Niagara Falls, or the shores of Lake Simcoe.

EdgeWalk is an amusement in which thrill-seekers can walk on and around the roof of the main pod of the tower at 1, 168. 0 ft. It is the world's highest full-circle, hands-free walk, visitors are tethered to an overhead rail system and walk around the edge of the CN Tower's main pod. It's expensive, but worth.