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CN Tower Passed After 30 Years  
User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1593 times:

The Burj Dubai hotel (under construction) has passed just the CN tower as the tallest freestanding structure. Maybe the CN tower's record duration is not quite as impressive as that of Pyramid at Giza (c. 4000 years) , but a 30 year reign as the tallest freestanding structure is quite an achievement.

More here: http://communities.canada.com/nation.../09/13/cn-tower-falls-to-no-2.aspx

[Edited 2007-09-14 02:42:08]


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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

Quoting WestWing (Thread starter):
CN tower's record duration is not quite as impressive as that of Pyramid at Giza (c. 4000 years

Kind of shows the amazing architectural genius and overall excellence of the Egyptian Civilization doesnt it? oh BTW, the CN is one amazing looking structure, adds to the distinct flavor of the Toronto skyline.



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 1):
Kind of shows the amazing architectural genius

Engineering genius maybe.

I'll put my flame suit on now.  Wink



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User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3401 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 2):
Engineering genius maybe.

I'll put my flame suit on now. Wink

I got your back. I mean pre-stressed concrete is such an architectural term isn't it Big grin



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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6363 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 2):
Engineering genius maybe.

 thumbsup 
Signed,
SW733 - the Aerospace Engineering genius  Wink


I love the CN Tower...I want to get back to Toronto badly, and one of the main reasons is to go up the CN Tower again. I especially love the glass floor at the top...excellent.


User currently offlineStuckInCA From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1991 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1481 times:

Quoting WestWing (Thread starter):
The Burj Dubai hotel (under construction) has passed just the CN tower as the tallest freestanding structure

They could paint it pink and it would be the tallest freestanding pink structure.

The CN tower is cool, but I never understood the "freestanding structure" bit. The fact that there are categories and qualifiers sort of makes it seem desperate.


User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

Quoting StuckInCA (Reply 5):
I never understood the "freestanding structure" bit

There are radio/TV transmission towers that are taller than the CN tower, but they are stabilized with guy cables.
The CN Tower does not have anything "external" to it's own structure to stabilize it. That's it - in a nutshell.



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User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

Quoting StuckInCA (Reply 5):
I never understood the "freestanding structure" bit.

I semi-agree, but I woulnd't call it desperate. Just a Canaidan tendecny to be clear and not TOO proud. It has always been the tallest 'building', too, if you want to call it that... but some people don't consider it a building, for various reasons. The qualifier 'freestanding structure' just means that there are a handful of TV transmission towers that are taller, but which are held up by cables. None of these towers is really any kind of attraction, though. The tallest one is in North Dakota, and I had a hard time even finding where it was.

So the CN tower was the highest building you could actually 'go up' - although you couldn't go all the way to the top. Now. Burj Dubai has that distinction, although you can only go to the top if you're a crane operator, I guess.  Wink

It was a good 30 years!

JL



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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1417 times:

Quoting SW733 (Reply 4):
CN Tower again. I especially love the glass floor at the top...excellent.

soooo scary, anyone have that link of the pictures that youre absolutely not supposed to look at if one is afraid of heights.



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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1403 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 8):
anyone have that link of the pictures

Google



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