We're Still #1! (Sorta)

CN TowerIt seems our CN Tower will retain its place in the Guinness Book of World Records, with a little edit to the record. It's no longer the world's tallest free-standing structure, it's now the world's tallest tower.

The tower lost the title of the world's tallest free-standing structure in 2007 when the Burj Dubai — a hotel, residential and commercial building in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, still under construction — surpassed the Toronto structure in height.

When it is completed the Burj is expected to be over 818 metres high.

But classification rules, as defined by an organization deemed the authority on such matters, suggest the CN Tower should be categorized as a communications tower, said Glenday.

"I can confirm that the Toronto icon will retain its record, as a tower is defined by Guinness World Records and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat as a building in which less than 50 per cent of the construction is usable floor space," he said in a Friday statement.

The Burj, by this definition, is not a tower.

We're back on top, baby!


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Horonymous

I hope the CN Tower being number one will be enough gloy for this city so the clowns behind the Pan Am Games stop their bid. Unfortunately I think we are going to get stuck with these 4th class games. Without googling where was the last Pan Am Games held and what Canadian TV network broadcast the games.

September 19, 2009 @ 5:33 PM

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