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The CN Tower

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The CN tower, or the national tower of Canada, is one of the tallest structures in the world, a symbol of Canada, as well as business card and one of the most popular attractions of the city of Toronto, attracts over two million visitors.

The construction of the CN tower began in February 1973 by the Canadian national Railways (Canadian National Railway Company) and after 40 months, in June 1976, this impressive and incredibly elegant "engineering marvel", height 553,33 m, was opened to the public. At the time of its construction, the CN tower became the tallest free-standing structure in the world and retained this status until 2007.

Today, the CN tower is the tallest free-standing structure in the Western hemisphere and the third largest in the world after Dubai's "Burj Khalifa" (829,8 meters) and the Tower of Gunjou (600 m).

The main "highlight" of the CN tower is located at an altitude of 351 m luxurious restaurant and splendid lookout platform at a height of 342 m, the world - famous observation deck with a glass floor, a unique design which allows you to carry up to 109 tonnes per square meter. the peculiarity of the restaurant is a revolving surface on which it is located (a full rotation is completed every 72 minutes), allowing guests the CN tower to enjoy a delicious lunch and fantastic panoramic views (on a clear day the visibility is 100-120 km).

Fans of extreme sports can tickle your nerves, "take a walk" on an open ledge around the observation deck at a height of 346 m, of course, with insurance. This attraction was opened in 2011 and is called "Edge Walk".