Lesson Plan - Get It!
This structure has one thousand, seven-hundred, seventy-six (1776) stairs to the main deck. What is it?
At 1,815 feet, 15 inches, the CN Tower is a prominent fixture of Toronto's skyline, and the world's tallest tower.
Take a look at the map below to locate the city of Toronto, Canada:
The tower was originally designed as part of a communications system for Canada's TV and radio networks. The name, "CN," was derived from the railway company that built the tower, Canadian National. Today, the tower is a major tourist attraction, with more than two million visitors every year.
Construction of the tower began in 1968 and was completed in 1976 at a cost of sixty-three million dollars. It was named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World in 1995. The Seven Wonders of the Modern World is a list compiled by The American Society of Civil Engineers, identifying seven outstanding landmarks and monuments around the world.
Take a look at the following video, Toronto's CN Tower – Facts and Fun – J&C Toronto, to learn some more interesting facts about the CN Tower. As you watch, make notes of at least five fun facts about the Tower:
What new facts did you discover from the video presentation?
Talk about what you learned with your parent or teacher, then move on to the Got It? section for a fun quiz to test your knowledge about the CN Tower.