“Where’s the best place to see great views of Toronto”? Try the world’s tallest free-standing structure, the CN Tower. Hold onto your hat and experience the G force in the rapidly ascending glass floor elevator. You can stand next to the glass panelled side for better views– or not, as the case may be! 0 – 114th floor in less than a minute and not much longer to the sky pod observation deck on the 147th.
Built in 1976 as a telecommunications hub and also holding the title of world’s tallest tower (553.33 metres / 1,815.5 ft) until 2009, the CN Tower is now a haven for sightseers – and thrill seekers alike. If the lift doesn’t get your heart racing, the reinforced glass floor on the 113th level surely will. Or how about the hands free ‘Edge Walk’ around the roof above?
Though the Looking Glass – The View from 113th floor !
The CN Tower is certainly worthy of the accolade of one of the modern engineering ‘Seven Wonders of the World’. From the main support pillar, built using slipform construction methods and raised hydraulically to the concept of the external elevators, enabling them to be used in case of a fire (powered by emergency generators at ground level). Even at night, the design concept is evident with the CN Tower illuminated by LED lights. It looks quite surreal. Definitely worth seeing – even from the ground!