Art 101 Assignment 10 Space Needle 11-29-17.docx

3 meters they use the metric system up there for us

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Tower and at 553.3 meters (they use the metric system up there for us in the United States that’s 1,815 feet) high it’s the tallest structure in Canada and the Western Hemisphere for that matter (The Skyscraper Center). Construction on the CN Tower began on February 6 th , 1973 and was finished on April 2 nd , 1975 and was opened to the public on June 26 th , 1976. At the time it opened, there was nothing on the lake front in Toronto that even closely resembles what it looks like today with the stadiums for the Maple Leafs, Raptors, and Blue Jays, along with all the
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shopping and dining options that are available because the CN Tower was built there. The CN Tower was designed by WZMH Architects: John Andrews, Webb Zerafa, and Menkes Housden (World Federation of Great Towers). The main function for the CN Tower is as an antenna for the greater Toronto Area. It also has the World’s highest bar so I would think that is a function of the CN Tower as well. This building was designed because the people who wanted it built, the Canadian National Railroad people wanted to demonstrate the strength of Canada by building the World’s Tallest Structure. At the time is was built and for the next 22 years it was the tallest structure in the world (Toronto Star). The CN Tower was built with its capabilities as an antenna in mind. That is still its main use today. With 8 Television channels, 9 radio stations, and 3 cellular phone companies actively using the CN Tower antenna, you can see that its main purpose is still being used as an antenna that is 1,815 feet in the air and reaches every inch of the Greater Toronto Area which is growing bigger and bigger every day. The CN Tower at its base is very wide and looks like concrete that is 3 sided that rises way up in the air and starts to come together. About 2/3 of the way up there is an observation tower that is quite a few stories in this part of the CN Tower is accessible and people pay to go up to this part. Above this part is the massive antenna that brings phone service and radio and television to the people of Toronto. The CN Tower is on my list because it meets my requirements. It has added to tourism in Toronto. People can access it, and they have to pay for the right to do it. The CN Tower is not cheap to go up in. It costs 36 Canadian Dollars (28.40 U.S.D.) for Adults, and 26 Canadian Dollars (20.20 U.S.D.) for Children. Even though it is the most expensive on our list 1.5 million visitors a year pay for the pleasure to go up in the CN Tower (CNN). The CN Tower is a treasure to the City of Toronto. It provides so much to the city in the way of Communications and also a lasting image of Canadian building power. 22 years as the World’s tallest structure is impressive and it fulfilled
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the dreams of the company who commissioned it to be built. Right now, the CN Tower is the 3 rd Largest Tower in the World (CNN). For 34 years (1976-2010), it was the World’s Tallest Self- Supported Structure (The Skyscraper Center). There are two high altitude restaurants in the CN Tower, a glass floor walkway that is 1,122 feet above the ground (CNN). The most impressive
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