Monday, June 26, 2006

Happy Birthday, CN Tower!!

It's always a pleasure for me to write about famous skycrapers, I believe that they're some of the most fascinating man made things that a person can see during their lifetime.
And today, taking advantage of the 30th anniversary of the CN Tower's opening (June 26, 1976), I'll write a little about it.
Well, this building is considered the world's tallest freestanding structure, as it has a total height of 553.33 meters, and it's located in the city of Toronto, Canada. Actually, the letters CN stand for "Canadian National" (the most important freighter train company in Canada), as this building was originally planned and owned by such company.
This structure doubles the Eiffel Tower's height, and it had a building cost of about $300 million Canadian dollars. It is considered by many as one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
Among other attractions, this tower contains a restaurant called "360" that rotates a complete turn in 72 minutes, to allow a complete view of the city, and during clear days, it is also possible to see the city of Rochester, New York, right across Lake Ontario. It has also an observation point, named Sky Pod, which is located at 447 meters above the ground and therefore it's considered the world's highest viewing point.
The CN Tower has a web address that you can visit to get more information and knowledge about this impressive structure. Click here to visit such page!
That's all folks! Please post any comments, see you 'till the next one!


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