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Tallest Free Standing Structure on Earth!
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member abacab
N 43° 38.550 W 079° 23.233
17T E 630078 N 4833431
Quick Description: A tower or a building? It's BOTH!
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 12/13/2005 5:03:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM4X5
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
Views: 219

Long Description:
This building looks like a needle stuck through a doughnut. It is actually a tower with a "Y" shaped footprint that tapers as it rises. At 1100' there is a 7 storey section known as the Skypod. At 1465' we reach the top of the main shaft of the building where there is a 2 storey section known as the Space Deck. This is is highest public observation gallery in the world. On top of the shaft sits an antenna which brings the total height of the structure to 1815'5". On a windy day the observation deck may sway up to 2 feet, while the top of the antenna may sway up to 6 feet. Since the building was completed it has only moved 1" off plumb.

Building Address:
301 Front Street West
Toronto, ON Canada
M5V2T6


Is it open to the general public?: yes

When was it built? (Approximate if you must.): 06/26/1976

What is the name of this building?: CN Tower

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