CN Tower …. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

CN Tower .... Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Built 1973 – 1976 Architects – WZMH Architects …. The CN Tower is a 1,815 feet / 553 metre high concrete communications and observation tower in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was completed in 1976, becoming the world’s tallest free-standing structure and world’s tallest tower at the time. It held both records for 34 years until the completion of Burj Khalifa and Canton Tower in 2010. It is now the 3rd tallest tower in the world and remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, a signature icon of Toronto’s skyline, attracting more than two million international visitors annually. Its name "CN" originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower. In 1995, the CN Tower was declared one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It also belongs to the World Federation of Great Towers, where it holds second-place ranking ….

Posted by Greg’s Southern Ontario (catching Up Slowly) on 2015-05-15 11:27:00

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