A Canadian Icon….
….okay maybe a Toronto icon. When it was built in 1976, the CN Tower, was the world’s tallest free-standing structure & tower at 1,815.4 ft high. The CN Tower is a communication and observation tower located in downtown Toronto. In 2007 the Burj Khalifa in Dubai surpassed the CN Tower in height although it is still considered the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere.
Today the tower is a huge tourist attraction for Toronto containing an observation deck, glass floor and ‘360’, a revolving restaurant with a 360 degree view of Toronto.
The CN Tower just introduced a new attraction, “EdgeWalk”. As the brochure says… “It is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above the ground.” The brave are attached to an overhead rail system and harnessed in. Honestly…it scares me to even contemplate it. I’ll stick to photographing the tower from the ground.
I took this shot last year from Centre Island. This image is straight out of the camera.