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The CN Tower is a 553.33 meter high (1,815.4 ft) concrete communications and observation tower. It was completed in 1976 and is the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere. The tower attracts more than two million visitors a year.
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On August 1, 2011, the CN Tower opened the EdgeWalk, an amusement in which thrill-seekers can walk on and around the roof of the main pod of the tower at 356 meters (1,168.0 ft), which is directly above the 360 Restaurant. It is the world's highest full-circle, hands-free walk. Visitors are tethered
The tower was completed on April 2, 1975, after 26 months of construction. At the time, it was the tallest man-made structure in the world. Today, it is still the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere.
The Canadian National Railway built the TV and radio communication platform to serve the Toronto area. As new skyscrapers were added to the downtown area, microwave antenna signals, which needed "line-of-sight" connections, were being disrupted. CN intended to rent "hub" space for microwave links,
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