For more than 30 years, the CN Tower holds the palm among the tallest buildings of the world. The CN Tower, the highest TV tower in the world can be found in Toronto, against the famous Bay Street. Until 2007 it was the tallest building in the world. The tower lost the title of the highest buildings in the world on July 21, 2007, giving it to the construction of Burj Dubai, whose height exceeds 554 meters.
The height of the CN Tower is of 553.33 m and it is at 13 m above the Ostankino television tower. The CN Tower is the hallmark of the city, the main point of attraction for tourists. Two million people visit the tower each year. The acronym of CN originally derives from the Canadian National, as the tower was owned by the Canadian National Railway Company. But in 1995, when the tower changed, residents wanted to retain the name of the tower and it became known as the Canadian National Tower (Canada's National tower). This magnificent structure was constructed in 2 years: from 1973 to 1975, and now it weighs 130 000 tons. The CN Tower can be called one of the safest buildings in the world. Most of all, the tower is renowned for its restaurant and survey platform. The restaurant is located on a rotating platform at an altitude of 351 m and there you can climb in a clear area of high-speed elevators. The rotational speed of the restaurant is: one full rotation in 72 minutes, allowing to see all the neighborhood of 120 km away during dinner. The restaurant has 416 seats, it offers a rich, delicious menu and more than 500 types of wine. At high enough prices, the restaurant room is never empty! On the tower there are four levels of inspection, the lowest of which is located at an altitude of 342 m. This observation deck boasts a very strong glass, a transparent floor, every square inch of which can withstand a weight up to 109 kg. It is pretty scary to walk on this floor over the 340-meters abyss! The elevators are super high and ultra-secure. They move at a speed of 22 km / h delivering visitors to the survey site for 58 seconds. The CN Tower, depicted on postcards and books about Toronto, is called the most popular attraction in the city. A visit to Toronto and not see the CN Tower is simply impossible!
Some more interesting facts:
• The antenna in the CN Tower strikes annually an average of 78 lightning
• The CN Tower in Toronto is almost twice the Eiffel Tower
• The high-strength glass floor observation platform is capable to support the weight of 109 kg per cm 2.
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Grandiose buildings have always attracted people's attention. Since ancient times, this is an unspoken competition among architects to be the builder of the tallest building, of the longest bridge, of the most original house, of the most beautiful churches, etc. Telling the truth, the architects began to receive recognition for their work only in recent times (since the era of modern times.) Prior to that, until the time of the late Middle Ages, all the laurels battered rulers, barons, knights and other nobles, many of whom did not know what the project construction is. There are several categories of buildings, which, thanks to their impressive size are among the most famous man-made objects. These categories include the pyramids, bridges, towers and skyscrapers. A tower is a high engineering construction. The main differences from the other towers, tall buildings are the lack of braces (console design, fixed only at the bottom)and extremely low internal volume, and sometimes the entire volume of the tower is occupied by only one staircase. As an engineering construction, the tower belongs to the antenna-mast structures. The most commonly towers use antennas and feeder equipment for their location. For example, mobile operators are placed on towers and relay panel antenna. If the height of the antenna-mast structures (AMC), is more than 45 feet , it requires an electricity system. This requirement REGA to ensure safety.
The creators of the Eiffel Tower gave the go-ahead starting the present stage of the competition for the title of " the biggest skyscraper or tower of the world." Built in 1889 it became the tallest (312m) building in the world. Prior to its two thousand years the palm kept Pyramid of Giza (147m). After the Eiffel Tower became the champions of the growth series: the Empire State Building (381m) in New York, Chicago Sears Tower (442m), Malaysia's Petronas Towers (452m), Taiwan's Taipei 101 (508m). The latter was built in 2004 and held the title of the world's tallest skyscraper until 21 July 2007, when the line was broken by the cherished tower Burj Dubai in United Arab Emirates. It rose to a height of 512 meters. The construction of the tower is not yet complete, its completion is scheduled for late 2008. According to the statements of architects, its height will reach a record high indeed - 808 meters. The cost of the construction of the tower is estimated at one billion dollars and has lasted for almost four years. The average rate of the construction of one floor lasted three days. The tower and the adjacent buildings occupied a land of 200 hectares (it cost the owners of the building 20 billion dollars). The tower will be equipped with 56 elevators (incidentally, the fastest in the world), boutiques, swimming pools, apartments class "luxury" hotels, and observation sites . A distinctive feature is the construction of the international working teams: South Korean firm contractor, American architects, Indian builders. Four thousand people had been involved in the construction. The building of the tower was created in the shape of a trefoil - a symbol of life in the desert. Its spire will be visible at a distance of sixty miles. The Burj Dubai Tower will be the center of a large architectural complex. Among the buildings of the huge complex (12ha), there will be an artificial lake, 30 thousand homes, a large park area, nine hotels.
Since ancient times, people seek height. The evidence of this fact can be found everywhere - from the ancient Egyptian pyramids to the modern skyscrapers. The legend of the Tower of Babel explains this tendency as theomachism - people wanted to reach heaven and defeat the gods. Then they did not succeed, God sent the exuberant wind, tossing the tower, and mixed in a sentence all human languages. But people have stubbornly continued to build high-rise structures - whether we wanted to prove his power, or trying to get closer to God, or seeking other worlds ... But as a person - just a man, and him, as did the ancient Romans, to err, it sometimes happened that tall buildings do not want to look up and just started to lean down to its creators. So, many towers fell . The reasons for the fall of the towers is the most different, many of them are connected with the peculiarities of the soil or with errors in the design and construction. But, of course, each tower has an explanation of this feature. A good tower is usually not one but several legends associated with its slope. And certainly the leaning tower is a local (and sometimes known in the whole world) landmark. If the tower identified its status, it is immediately placed in local guidebooks, and even brings considerable income. We will cover the most famous bowing towers, each remarkable in its own way. The most famous of falling towers are one of the oldest. The tower is a bell tower and is part of the architectural ensemble, which also includes the cathedral, baptistery and cemetery. All this is built of white marble and it simply shines in sunny weather .
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