Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: CN Tower, Sky Tower, Ostankino Tower, Canton Tower, Fernsehturm Berlin, Zagreb TV Tower, BlackMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: CN Tower, Sky Tower, Ostankino Tower, Canton Tower, Fernsehturm Berlin, Zagreb TV Tower, Black Mountain Tower, Rheinturm D sseldorf, Blosenbergturm, Fernsehturm Stuttgart, Torrespa a, Gliwice Radio Tower, Europaturm, Tower of Power, Torre de Collserola, Florianturm, AT&T Switching Center, Baghdad Tower, N Seoul Tower, Montju c Communications Tower, Millennium Transmitter, Peliyagoda Tower, Colonius, Torre Entel, Rameswaram TV Tower, Faro de Moncloa, Exelberg Telecommunication Tower.
Excerpt: The CN Tower is a communications and observation tower in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Standing 553.33 metres (1,815.4 ft) tall, it was completed in 1976, becoming the worlds tallest free-standing structure and worlds tallest tower at the time. It held both records for 34 years until the completion of the Burj Khalifa and Canton Tower. It remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, a signature icon of Torontos skyline, and a symbol of Canada, attracting more than two million international visitors annually.
Its name CN originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower. Following the railways decision to divest non-core freight railway assets, prior to the companys privatization in 1995, it transferred the tower to the Canada Lands Company, a federal Crown corporation responsible for real estate development. Since the name CN Tower became common in daily usage, the abbreviation was eventually expanded to Canadian National Tower or Canadas National Tower.
However, neither of these names is commonly used. 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, where it holds second-place ranking.
View from CN Tower at night Looking east...