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CN Tower, Tallest Monolith in the Americas
For a heart-stopping view of metropolitan Toronto, nearby cities, and even as far away as the U.S., visit CN Tower (Canadian National Tower).
The tallest free-standing structure in the Americas, CN Tower stands out within Toronto’s skyline. The area around the tower was commercially developed into an entertainment plaza, immediately after the tower was finished in 1975; the most notable buildings include Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Rogers Centre (or SkyDome).
CN Tower has several parts; the main section of the tower contains 6 elevators, stairwells, and power and plumbing connections, with a 102 metre broadcast antenna at the top, which carries TV and radio signals. Built into the main deck are 2 visitor areas; the lower one, at 346 metres, has a thick glass floor with an area of 24 square metres. Get a scare, or vertigo even, as you look through the glass and see the ground 300 metres down. At 446.5 metres is SkyPod, the highest observation deck in the world, located just below the antenna; from here, it's possible to see up to 100 to 120 km away.
The main level is 7 stories tall; the lower visitor area contains Horizon Café and 360 Restaurant, which is a revolving restaurant doing a full rotation every 72 minutes.
Visitors can go to this Toronto attraction using SkyWalk, which connects CN Tower and SkyDome to the nearby railway and subway, Union Station.