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CN Tower Passed After 30 Years

Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:30 am

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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RE: CN Tower Passed After 30 Years

Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:48 am

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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RE: CN Tower Passed After 30 Years

Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:57 am

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

Engineering genius maybe.

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RE: CN Tower Passed After 30 Years

Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:16 pm

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 2):
Engineering genius maybe.

I'll put my flame suit on now. Wink

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RE: CN Tower Passed After 30 Years

Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:27 pm

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 2):
Engineering genius maybe.

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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.
 
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RE: CN Tower Passed After 30 Years

Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:39 pm

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.
 
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RE: CN Tower Passed After 30 Years

Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:52 pm

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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RE: CN Tower Passed After 30 Years

Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:59 pm

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!

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RE: CN Tower Passed After 30 Years

Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:07 pm

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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RE: CN Tower Passed After 30 Years

Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:54 pm

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

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