CN Tower
Toronto, ON
July 2006

The CN Tower (Canadian National Tower) is one of Toronto’s most popular tourist attractions. With approximately two million guests a year, the Tower is the tallest free-standing structure in the world (measuring 1,815 feet, 5 inches).

see-thru glass floor

Built in 1976 by Canadian National, their goal was to strengthen Canada’s industry by building the tallest tower in the world. The tower also served practical purposes solving communication problems.

As a result, Toronto residents are able to experience some of the clearest reception in North America. Magnificent views of the city can be seen from the Tower’s four look-out levels.

long lines waiting for the elevator

Six high-speed glass-fronted elevators provide visitors with breath-taking views, as they speed to the top is 58 seconds. Those who want to go higher can transfer from the observation level to the Skypod elevator, where they’ll be transferred up an additional 33 floors. For those who have no fear of heights, the glass floor provides a view at 1122 feet straight down. There’s no need to fear, as even a herd of elephants trampling on the glass floor couldn’t break it, so they claim!