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CN Tower

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 25 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.

Cropping out most of the base, I believe, made the tower much more attractive from this "less revealing" point of view.

Photo captured on September 29, 2017.

NIKON D7000 1/180 second F/6.7 ISO 200 52 mm

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful framing with this arrow pointing to the sky in a beautiful diagonal

25 Jan 2018 5:21am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle tour vue par le dessous quel rond et ciel superbe.

25 Jan 2018 5:34am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland


25 Jan 2018 6:18am

claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique prise de vue ..cette construction est impressionnante
Bonne journée

25 Jan 2018 6:47am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

A great POV. I've been up there a number of times.

25 Jan 2018 7:21am

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

Very great PoV. Congrats (thanks for the info too)

25 Jan 2018 8:36am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Très belle contre plongée.
Un beau "champignon".
Bonne journée

25 Jan 2018 8:55am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Excellent angle of view !

25 Jan 2018 8:59am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

excellent composition, nice point of view !

25 Jan 2018 9:25am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle composition !

25 Jan 2018 10:28am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

another great capture of this iconic building

25 Jan 2018 10:52am

Devi from Chennai, India

Gosh ! Superb angle ! And thank you for the write up:)))

25 Jan 2018 11:29am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


25 Jan 2018 12:06pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing !

25 Jan 2018 1:54pm

franz from Baden, Austria

What an impressive tower, and what a clever and effective angle and perspective to show it.
I once saw a documentary about how it was built, and that was extremely interesting and inspiring.

25 Jan 2018 2:02pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! Impressive point of view

25 Jan 2018 2:40pm

willy from Belgium

une très belle contre plongée de cette tour Steven


25 Jan 2018 2:57pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the view point lookng up at this impressive tower. Nice detail and color.

25 Jan 2018 4:29pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Perfect POV and the crop worked well.

25 Jan 2018 5:18pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It looks like a sleek spaceship ready to blastoff. Beautiful capture.

25 Jan 2018 7:03pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing tower!
Lovely clouds!

25 Jan 2018 7:12pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

très original angle de prise. Magnifique)

25 Jan 2018 7:35pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Wow! Impressive framing.

25 Jan 2018 10:02pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Great pov! Awesome!

25 Jan 2018 10:03pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A spectacular point of view! I think that it is amazing that it was totally built from concrete. A fabulous image and great information.

25 Jan 2018 10:34pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

A wonderful point of view.

25 Jan 2018 11:26pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

interesting point of view. you make it seem like a rocket poised for a trip to Mars.

26 Jan 2018 2:23am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Terrific shot, Steven - I love the angle with the blue sky & fluffy clouds!!

26 Jan 2018 3:00am

sherri from Arkansas, United States

looks like it stretches upwards endlessly

26 Jan 2018 5:26am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Now that's an honor, Steven! And is that a revolving restaurant on top, I wonder???? I sure hope so. :)

26 Jan 2018 6:07am

yo from Ile de France, France

Une contre-plongée parfaite !

26 Jan 2018 8:37am

Olivier P from Tlse, France

Very graphic shot ! Love this catch ! Well done !

26 Jan 2018 9:30am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Beautiful to see

26 Jan 2018 12:40pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

An out of the ordinary POV that really makes this a unique shot. You usually have beautiful blue skies in your architectural images and this is another !

26 Jan 2018 2:10pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Beautifully captured.

26 Jan 2018 4:10pm

omar from Kunduz, Afghanistan

magic building, I like this kind of shots

26 Jan 2018 4:11pm

Remus from Portugal

Angle and point of view very well chosen.
The presence of the clouds, is the cherry on top of the cake.

26 Jan 2018 5:48pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A very space-age angle - bravo!

28 Jan 2018 8:38am

Urspo from Phoenix, Vatican City

I marvelous photo again.

29 Jan 2018 12:31am

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Such a beautiful structure....I would love to see it in person..Great image, Steven!

29 Jan 2018 3:26am

Sam from Chennai, India

What a beautiful view of this great tower. Amazing details. Magnificent. :)

30 Jan 2018 5:35am

London Caller from United Kingdom

It looks slightly shorter without the base?!

30 Jan 2018 12:54pm