CN Tower

Posted by Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 15 January 2018 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The CN Tower is a concrete communications and observation tower that rises 1,815.3 feet in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Built on the former Railway Lands, it was completed in 1976, and held the record for the world's tallest free-standing structure for 32 years from 1975–2007 and was the world's tallest tower until 2009 being overtaken by Burj Khalifa and Canton Tower, respectively. It is now the third tallest tower in the world and remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, a signature icon of Toronto's skyline.

Its name "CN" originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower. Following the railway's decision to divest non-core freight railway assets prior to the company's privatization in 1995, it transferred the tower to the Canada Lands Company, a federal Crown corporation responsible for real estate development.

In 1995, the CN Tower was declared one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It also belongs to the World Federation of Great Towers.

Photo captured on September 29, 2017.

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like this beautiful arrow which rises towards an intense blue sky in a very beautiful framing

15 Jan 2018 5:21am

Martine from France

Elle est très belle et quelle hauteur !

15 Jan 2018 6:32am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Great monument

15 Jan 2018 6:32am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique prise. )

15 Jan 2018 7:13am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent framing. I like the design - by architect John Andrews - who also designed a number of public buildings in Canberra and other Australian cities.

15 Jan 2018 7:18am

claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique !!
Bonne journée à toi

15 Jan 2018 7:33am

yo from Ile de France, France

Une flèche dans le ciel ! Impressionnante construction !

15 Jan 2018 8:42am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien cette pointe

15 Jan 2018 8:55am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Cool shape of the tower !

15 Jan 2018 9:35am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Très jolie composition et superbe contrastes.
Bonne journée

15 Jan 2018 10:53am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

A slender needle !
Nice picture.

15 Jan 2018 10:54am

London Caller from United Kingdom

It looks much better than London's BT Tower. :)

15 Jan 2018 12:11pm

Marité from France

Et bé !!! Je ne suis pas sûre de ne pas avoir le vertige tout en haut... :-)
Bonne journée !

15 Jan 2018 12:13pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What a high !!!
Nicely contrasting with the blue

15 Jan 2018 12:26pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing tower!

15 Jan 2018 12:30pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Magnificent. Wonderful design. Excellent frame. :)

15 Jan 2018 1:15pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful against that deep blue background.

15 Jan 2018 1:36pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a great view of this architectural needle and excellent documentary back story too

15 Jan 2018 3:24pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A classic view with a wonderful blue sky to show it off. I love seeing my city through the eyes of other photographers. As a boy, I watched this being built and particularly enjoyed the topping off day when a massive Sikorski helicopter lifted the three hundred foot long mast into place. This has a 200 year lifespan and one can only surmise at what the city skyline will look like by then.

15 Jan 2018 3:56pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Pricking the blue sky! Excellent point of view...

15 Jan 2018 4:52pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle vue quelle tour fine et effilée sueprbe
Belle soirée

15 Jan 2018 5:23pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle composition !!!

15 Jan 2018 5:30pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...Superb photo ! Very impressiv !

15 Jan 2018 5:35pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Woww! impressive buildng!!!

15 Jan 2018 6:19pm

willy from Belgium

une superbe point de vue Steven

et quelle hauteur..

greetings

15 Jan 2018 6:41pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Isn't this a wonderful structure? Lovely image, Steven ;-)

15 Jan 2018 7:41pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A magnificent image! It is amazing how it stands there being so tall. I can see why it is considered an engineering wonder. Fabulous narrative information.

15 Jan 2018 8:34pm

franz from Baden, Austria

Impressive structure beautifully photographed!

15 Jan 2018 9:49pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Impressive structure and photo.

15 Jan 2018 11:11pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

That is excellent. So crisp with great colour that makes the tower jump out.

15 Jan 2018 11:12pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

gorgeous sky split by the tower

16 Jan 2018 1:26am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image of this needle piercing the sky.

The world's tallest tower ,since 2011, is the Tokyo Skytree at 634 m followed by the Canton Tower at 600 m, and the CN Tower at 553.33 m. This is according to the rather confusing Wikipedia groupings of tall structures. The Burj Khalifa is definitely tallest freestanding structure on land at 829.8 m.

16 Jan 2018 5:16pm

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Beautiful angle of view !

17 Jan 2018 8:45am

Remus from Portugal

Increasingly, the towers are part of the landscapes of our cities, and this is one of the most elegant and beautiful.
The well-marked blue sky gave the photo a special touch.

17 Jan 2018 6:18pm

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