Reaching to the Heavens....... A Symbol of World Class..... by Larry Llewellyn
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Reaching to the Heavens....... A Symbol of World Class..... by 


The sky was a blaze with clouds… It was a crisp clear day…
The CN Tower is a communications and observation tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Standing 553.3 metres (1,815 ft) tall, it was completed in 1976, becoming the world’s tallest free-standing structure and world’s tallest tower. It held both records for 34 years, or one-third century, until the completion of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Canton Tower in Guangzhou. It remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, a signature icon of Toronto’s skyline, and a symbol of
Canada,attracting more than two million international visitors annually. Its name “CN” originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower. Following the railway’s decision to divest non-core freight railway assets, prior to the company’s privatization in 1995, it transferred the tower to the Canada Lands Company, a federal Crown corporation responsible for real estate development. Since local residents wished to retain the name CN Tower, the abbreviation is now said to expand to Canada’s National Tower rather than the original Canadian National Tower; however, neither of these names are commonly used.
In 1995, the CN Tower was declared one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It also belongs to the World Federation of Great Towers, where it holds second-place ranking.

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I have had a life long interest in Photography, shooting anything that moves me… as well as interests in spirituality, new to writing, the internet, and sharing my love of beauty, as I see it. I’ve owned Pentax cameras since 1969, a die hard Pentax believer!
I moved to new digs, 29 Dec 2011 Maple, Ontario; the basement of a house, can’t get any lower..a far cry from my lofty 22nd floor apt., of a few years ago!
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  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 6 years ago

    Great silhouette effect! Well done, Larry!

  • Thanks, I have colour slides taken in 1975 when the Russian helicoper “OLGA” was used to top the last bit of antenna…. somewhere!

    – Larry Llewellyn

  • Jessica Dzupina
    Jessica Dzupinaabout 4 years ago

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