The CN Tower
The American Society of Civil Engineers bestowed the honourable mention of “Wonder of the Modern World” on the CN Tower in 1995. In addition to being one of the world’s modern wonders, the CN Tower is a national Canadian icon, a distinctive Toronto feature and a must-see for tourists, visitors and locals alike.
At 553.33 m (1,815 ft) of altitude, the CN Tower stands the tallest tower in the world. The architectural marvel is illuminated at night and also provides visitors with an unforgettable dining experience at dizzying heights.Apparently, under ideal weather and viewing conditions, one can see as far as the New York State!
The major tourist attraction contains 6 elevators travelling at thrilling speeds and taking what seems like less than a minute to reach the observational area.
Since 1994, the CN tower features a particular attraction: The Glass Floor. Not designed for the faint of heart (or poodles) part of the floor allows visitors to stand on thick, transparent glass, looking down at 342 (1,122 ft.) metres of altitude below them. The Glass Floor can hold 21,835 kg or 48,138 lbs. Many visitors take pictures laying on the glass floor, which results in an optical illusion of them more or less floating the sky.
A highly praised and coveted tourist attraction, the CN tower includes ticket options for even more fun. Also, the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, the country’s largest, is located just beside the tower and showcases a multitude of underwater inhabitants.
The Glass Floor in the CN Tower, literally, walking on air. Image: Copyright © Megan Jorgensen
The shadow of the CN Tower over Toronto city (view from observation point.) Image: © Megan Jorgensen.