CN Tower - To the Top - Construction - Documentary
When I was 16, I was always asking my suburban mother if I could borrow her car to head to a friend’s house in the area. Being as awesome as she was, she would hand me the keys and say “don’t stay out too late.”
Of course I wasn’t really going to a friend’s house; I was jumping on the DVP, heading downtown to explore that distant image of the CN tower, which I fell in love with while growing up. Driving through the city streets, exploring all these new sights, I would feel an infinite sense of opportunity ahead of me. The whole world was right in front of my fingertips, ready for me to reach out and take it.
Every once in a while I still feel those boyish aspirations when I catch a glimpse of the CN tower looking down upon me.
The iconic tower is reaching an impressive milestone this weekend as the anniversary of its consturciton completion approaches.
The CN Tower is having its 40th birthday this Sunday.
Check out this fascinating original documentary from the 70’s about the construction of the CN Tower: