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Do you consider the CN Tower as the world's tallest building?

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Its the tallest structure on earth, yes.

You cannot stand higher above the surface of the earth (unless you are in an airplane, and note I said above the surface, i know its not the highest elevation you can be) then you can in the CN Tower, on its upper pod. Its an amazing view to say the least.

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I don't see how anyone could consider it the tallest building, seeing as how most of it is just the concrete tower. It is definately the world's tallest structure though.

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It's a big addition to the Toronto skyline, and lots of cities would like to have something like it. Still, I would call it the world's tallest structure but not the world's

tallest building.

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Isn't it not the tallest 'structure' but the world's tallest 'freestanding' structure? There are several towers with guy wires that are taller than it, aren't there?

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Yeah, there are taller TV antenna towers with guided masts.

I agree that if anything it's 'The World's Tallest Free-Standing Structure.' It is mighty impressive while driving into the city, and it does make a good guideing post when walking around downtown. Whether or not it's #1 this or that makes little difference to me.

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"It is a great tower and I am sure it must be viewable from anywhere in the metro."

Because of Toronto's topography it is not viewable from anywhere in the metro, or even anywhere in the city, but it can be seen from long distances in some areas.

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I don't see how anyone could consider it the tallest building, seeing as how most of it is just the concrete tower. It is definately the world's tallest structure though.

I know, some idiots at SSP keep on whining that it's the world's tallest building.

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Yes, its quite visible from anywhere in the city. I live in a suburb east of Toronto and I can see it pretty good (though you have to be in certain places because of buildings and such), and I live 35 + Miles from downtown.

You can see the downtown core from the other side of Lake Ontario (Near the border - so far you can even see the curve in the earth, and the downtown buildings sticking up)

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Anyways, here is what Guinness World Records Has to say:

"- Tallest Building

The world's tallest free-standing tower is the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, which rises to a mighty 553.34 m (1,815 ft 5 in). The 185-storey, reinforced concrete building was designed by the Australian architect John Andrews. Work began on the 130,000-tonne building on February 12, 1973 and was finished on April 2, 1975. The tower includes a 416-seat restaurant, which revolves in a "Sky Pod" at 351 m (1,150 ft). Two million people visit the CN Tower every year.

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/conten...?recordid=49675

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That picture is amazing! How far across is it from Toronto to the other side of Lake Ontario?

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What's that, 80-110 miles? not bad! I've often wondered if you could see Chicago's skyline from the other side of Lake Michigan. I used to work in a high rise in Chicago and on some mornings as the sun was coming up, and if it was REALLY clear outside you could faintly see Michigan.

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I've seen Michigan before from Chicago. I've always assumed that you could see the skyline from Michigan, but I haven't seen it myself, so I don't know that for sure.

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What's that, 80-110 miles? not bad! I've often wondered if you could see Chicago's skyline from the other side of Lake Michigan. I used to work in a high rise in Chicago and on some mornings as the sun was coming up, and if it was REALLY clear outside you could faintly see Michigan.

Those lines are only 40-45 miles. Downtown Toronto to Niagara Falls is only 56 miles.

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Charlotte seen from Granfather Mountain?! I certainly haven't seen it any time I've been there...and I've been there probably 4 times now. Maybe if the weather would cooperate when I'm on vacation....

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Since the CN tower is not the tallest tower in the world,

This is one great tower!

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I experienced the earth curve while driving down the freeway from Hamilton to Niagra Falls. It is amazing! From my view, I could see the entire skyline, not just the CBD. It was a very clear day!

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Do you consider the CN Tower as the world's tallest building?

No...it isn't a building. It's cool though. The same can be said of the Space Needle in Seattle.

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When I lived in North York (this was back in '99 though) off my 13th floor balcony, I could see the Tower at night.

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