An undergraduate studying psychology, Isabel Harris Eide has traveled to several different parts of the world. One of the countries that Isabel Harris Eide has visited is Canada, home to the popular tourist destination the CN Tower in the city of Toronto.
More than 1.5 million people visit the 553.33-meter (1,815-foot-5-inch) tower every year. It prevailed for a time as the world’s tallest freestanding structure. Constructed in 40 months, the tower had its public opening on June 26, 1976.
Among the CN Tower’s features are glass-fronted elevators and a revolving restaurant called 360. The restaurant has an ultramodern wine cellar that holds 9,000 bottles and is situated 351 meters (1,151 feet) above the ground, making it one of world’s highest wine cellars.
For adventurers, the tower offers the EdgeWalk, a 20-minute hands-free walk around the tower’s main pod with participants attached to a safety rail. At 356 meters (1,168 feet) above the ground, it is the highest hands-free walk of its kind in the world.
Every night throughout the year, the entire tower structure displays a magnificent free light show using an energy-efficient LED lighting system. Each microprocessor-controlled lighting fixture is capable of producing 16.7 million colors.
While it is a popular tourist destination, CN Tower is also a critical telecommunications facility in Toronto. Due to steady skyscraper construction during the 1960s, the city was experiencing widespread signal interference. The construction of the CN Tower solved the problem, as communications equipment atop the tower provides Toronto with some of the clearest reception on the continent. The tower serves more than 15 Canadian FM radio and television stations.