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The Space Needle In Toronto Is One Of Many Around The World

What Is The CN Tower In Toronto?

The CN Tower, which is also known as the “space needle” in Toronto, is both a national icon and an engineering wonder.

One of Toronto’s undisputed must-see spots, The CN Tower is more than just a tall space needle in Toronto. It’s an award-winning dining and entertainment destination that more than two million locals and tourists visit every single year.

How Tall Is The Space Needle In Toronto?

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The space  needle in Toronto is 1815 feet tall. This concrete communications and observation tower downtown is actually a decade newer than the iconic Seattle Space Needle.

Compared to other tall buildings around the world, the CN Tower in Toronto is very tall. In fact, it’s almost exactly 3x as high as the Space Needle in Seattle. Further, it’s approximately double the height of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

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In fact, the CN Tower held the record for the world’s tallest free-standing structure for an impressive 32 years. Yes, that’s right: from 1975 to 2007, the CN Tower was a worldwide marvel. However, in 2007 they built the Burj Khalifa, and then the Canton Tower in 2009, both of which were much, much taller.

Currently, the CN Tower is the 9th tallest free-standing structure in the world.

What Is There To Do In The CN Tower?

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The CN Tower is a mecca of interesting things to do from an elevated place.

It has several observation decks, a glass floor that makes my hands sweaty just looking at it, a revolving restaurant that’s quite fancy and award-winning, and an entertainment complex.

In addition to all of these fascinating and fun things, there’s also now “EdgeWalk”, an attraction wherein you can walk around the roof of the main pod at 1,168 feet in the air. You’re tied in, of course.  and supported by beams and ropes and other tested safety mechanisms to ensure you don’t die.

However, all the protection in the world still doesn’t stop this attraction from being riveting, dangerous, and downright terrifying if you’re scared of heights.

If you’d like to check out the EdgeWalk at the space needle in Toronto, go here and sign up for the height of your life.

Other Space Needles Around The World

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These incredible structures defy our logical minds with how tall they are. They also set records and inspire awe all around the world.

Check out these other three engineering wonders that are interrupting skylines and blasting through what we thought was possible.

Burj Khalifa

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The Olympiaturm Tower

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The Skylon Tower

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Related: Have you heard of the Warsaw Radio Tower? It used to be the tallest person-made structure on the planet.

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