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Toronto's CN Tower only has a few weeks to be the tallest

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1. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

The CN Tower in Toronto, at 553 metres, has been the world's tallest free standing structure for the past 31 years. In a few weeks, the Burj Dubai, an office tower and condo development being built in Dubai, will pass the CN Tower and become the tallest free standing structure in the world.

The Burj is currently at 536 metres with 145 floors, and currently workers are putting up one floor roughly every three days. When completed, the Burj Dubai will boast 165 floors and a height of about 800 metres, though building's precise height is a closely guarded secret.

So, if you are in Toronto, you'll want to go up the CN Tower soon to say you've been up the tallest free standing structure. Otherwise, you'll just be in a disappointing 2nd tallest free standing structure in the world ;).

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2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

Burj Dubai tops CN Tower

Canada has lost the record for having the world's tallest freestanding structure. At 553-metres, the CN Tower in downtown Toronto has held the record for 30 years since it was completed in 1977.
However, on September 13, the developers of the Burj Dubai tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates reached 555 metres.

Sad for Canada. But at least the CN Tower is still a pretty tall thing in downtown Toronto.

Greg

3. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 9y

Don't feel bad Greg...the pain will go away soon. Chicagoans had to get over losing the title of world's tallest building too. Damn Petronus Towers......we'll get them someday.......maybe taller antennas......

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

When will the tallest building in Dubai be finished?
I believe it is still a secret how high it will be exactly right?

I wonder how long they will hold the record!

5. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

Yes, it's still a secret, but they say it will definately be over 800 metres tall. That's really tall.

6. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting beerman

Don't feel bad Greg...the pain will go away soon. Chicagoans had to get over losing the title of world's tallest building too. Damn Petronus Towers......we'll get them someday.......maybe taller antennas......

Yeah, go change the current antenna to a taller one.

Anyway, all the other towers can outbuild each other while Petronas Towers remain the tallest twin towers.