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Toronto, Canada Architecture, CN Tower


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Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the capital of Ontario, with over 2,800,000 residents. Toronto is a global city, no stranger to business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world. Architecture is also beautiful and famous.

I think that the CN Tower displays significant achievements in Canadian architecture.

The CN Tower is a 553.3 m-high (1,815.3 ft) concrete communications and observation tower located in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Built on the former Railway Lands, it was completed in 1976. Its name "CN" originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower.

The CN Tower held the record for the world's tallest free-standing structure for 32 years until 2007 when it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa and was the world's tallest tower until 2009 when it was surpassed by the Canton Tower. It is now the ninth tallest free-standing structure in the world and remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere. In 1995, the CN Tower was declared one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It also belongs to the World Federation of Great Towers.

It is a signature icon of Toronto's skyline and attracts more than two million international visitors annually.

The CN Tower can be seen from at least as far away as Kennedy Street in Aurora, Ontario, approximately 40 km (25 mi) to the north.[citation needed] It is also viewable to the naked eye from 60 km (37 mi) east of Toronto in Oshawa, several points along the Niagara Escarpment west of Toronto in Hamilton, Ontario, and 48 km (30 mi) to the south from Fort Niagara State Park in the U.S. state of New York.

This Lego CN Tower Architecture set was constructed with approximately 260 Lego pieces.

height = 14.7 inches / 373.38 mm.
width =  3.7 inches / 93.98 mm.
length = 4.6 inches / 116.84 mm.

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