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Discussion: CN Tower

in: iansmith; iansmith > 2017-02-16

Feb 16, 2017 4:06 PM # 
Klepperton:
...is bloody spectacular. It's 40 years old!! C'mon now?!?!

My 3 year old calls it 'the castle' when we take the UP Express into Union Station.

So (A).

...not (B), because Canada doesn't call it their own...nor do most Canadians want to. It's Toronto's, and everybody loves to hate Toronto...or truly hates Toronto.
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Feb 16, 2017 4:13 PM # 
Hammer:
d) It is taller than any free standing structure in the US so is a symbol of Canadian Greatness and North American Superiority at a time the US is trying to be great again but in reality are becoming an even bigger embarrassment. Boom.

;-)
Feb 20, 2017 2:57 PM # 
rlindzon:
I'd go with (a), having watched the CN Tower while it was under construction, including by helicopter.

One note: My recollection is that as a federal Crown corporation (that's Canadian lingo for being owned by a federal, provincial or territorial government) at the time, subsequently privatized, CN was exempt from municipal government approvals in building the CN Tower and CN didn't tell the government they were building it until after they started construction, at least in terms of a hole in the ground.
Feb 22, 2017 6:46 PM # 
iansmith:
Just to be clear, I would consider it (a) and possibly (b) - it is a mighty structure.
Feb 22, 2017 6:47 PM # 
iansmith:
Feb 22, 2017 6:58 PM # 
rlindzon:
As part of your training in April, you can run to the top:
http://support.wwf.ca/site/PageServer?pagename=cli...#
The record seems to be 7:52 - much quicker than a sprint O.
Feb 23, 2017 5:15 AM # 
jjcote:
But not much quicker than a sprint CMO.
Mar 2, 2017 8:19 PM # 
o-maps:
LOL that the tower has 1776 steps, you'd think it was Unitedstatesian rather than Canadian.

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