Welcome to week five of blogging through the alphabet. I am SO pleased that you have come to join us. 🙂
Anyways, as I go through the alphabet I am focusing on all things Canadian and this week we couldn’t get much more Canadian than the CN Tower. Did you know they have added an Edgewalk? Today E is for Edgewalk!
Imagine being able to walk around the highest building in Toronto? Wouldn’t that be breath-taking scary!!! (at least in my eyes, my son says “that would be so cool!!!”)
Defining the Toronto skyline at 553.33m (1,815ft5in), the CN Tower is
Canada’s most recognizable and celebrated icon. The CN Tower is an
internationally renowned architectural triumph, an engineering Wonder of
the Modern World, world-class entertainment and dining destination and a
must see for anyone visiting Toronto. Each year, over 1.5 million
people visit Canada’s National Tower to take in the breathtaking views
and enjoy all the CN Tower has to offer. (source)
Canadian National built the CN Tower in 1976. Their desire was the demonstrate the strength of the Canadian industry through building the tallest tower in the world. It was a very ambitious product that involved 1537 people working 24 hours a day, five days a week for 40 months. Worked started February 6, 1973.
Throughout it’s history, improvements and changes have been made to the CN Tower. The Edgewalk was added in 2011. The Edgewalk gives people a chance to walk hands-free on a five foot walk completely encircling the tower. It is 1168 ft above the ground.
Adventure lovers can go around in groups of six. As they walk they are attached to an overhead safety rail. A trained guide walks with them. The 30 minute walk is part of a 1. 5 hour event. To learn more check out Edgewalk CN Tower.
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