Our accommodations in Toronto afforded this view of the CN Tower from the side of our balcony. It was pretty nice being right across the street from it! If I remember correctly, the 'CN' stands for Canadian National. Here are some other facts about the tower from Just Fun Facts:
The CN Tower is a 553.33 meter-high (1,815.4 feet) concrete communications and observation tower in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
When construction of the CN Tower was complete in 1976 it became the world’s tallest free-standing structure and world’s tallest tower at the time. It held both records for 34 years until the completion of Burj Khalifa and Canton Tower in 2010.
It is now the 3rd tallest tower in the world and remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere.
It was built by the state railways, the Canadian National Railway, known by the acronym CN, origin of the name of the tower.
The project’s architects were John Andrews, Roger Du Toit, and the Webb Zerafa Menkès Housden Partnership; the structural engineer was R.R. Nicolet.
Construction on the CN Tower began on February 6, 1973 and wrapped up about 40 months later in June 1976. In those 40 months, there were 1,537 workers working 24 hours a day, five days a week.
I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.