The CN Tower (Canadian National Tower) is located in Toronto, Canada. In 1995, it was included in the seven engineering wonders of the world by the American Society of Civil Engineers, and it is also a member of the World Famous Tower Alliance.
Since its official opening in 1976, the Guinness Book of World Records has recorded the tower as the tallest free-standing structure for 32 years, from 1975 until 2007, until surpassed by the Burj Khalifa Tower. With a height of 553.3 meters, the tower is currently the ninth-tallest free-standing building in the world by 2022.
The tower is considered a landmark in Toronto and attracts more than 2 million visitors annually. But from a professional point of view, the CN Tower is not a building but a non-building structure. There are nearly 1,700 metal steps in the tower. Let's learn more interesting facts about the actual height of the CN Tower.
Description of The CN Tower Size
The CN Tower is a concrete communication and observation tower completed in 1976. It houses several observation decks, a revolving restaurant at some 350 meters (1,150 feet ), and an entertainment complex. The disc-shaped sightseeing platform looks like a flying saucer from a distance. The 364 meters (1136 feet) high sightseeing platform has a fascinating view, with a top-to-bottom fully transparent panoramic picture window and a glass floor. The combination of picture windows and glass floor allows everyone, including those with reduced mobility, to have the best view. From the top of the tower, you can enjoy the entire city view of Toronto and the surrounding scenery, such as Lake Ontario.
Height of The CN Tower
With a height of 553.3 meters (1,815 feet), this 147-storey building was the world's tallest free-standing structure until 2007. The attachment of its antenna was finished in April 1975, with a height of 96.1 meters (315 feet). The tower is equipped with nine high-speed glass elevators, which can take tourists from the bottom to the top floor at 446.5 meters (1,464.9 ft) in 58 seconds.
|Total Height||553.3 m (1,815 ft)|
|Antenna Spire Height||96.1 m (315 ft)|
|Top Floor||446.5 m (1,464.9 ft)|
|Observation decks Height||364 m (1136 ft)|
|Number of Floors||147|
|Number of Elevators||9|
The CN Tower is a signature icon of Toronto's skyline and the second tallest communication tower in the world. Starting at dusk every night, the CN Tower will stage a spectacular light show that can't be missed. Tall buildings always inspire a desire to conquer, and the CN Tower is no exception, with a total of 1776 steps. The CN Tower Stair Climb is held here to raise charity funds every fall. People can catch a glimpse of the Tower almost anywhere in the city, and some picture-perfect locations offer the best photos.