|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.
It was a good 30 years!
Next flight.... who knows.