Toronto, Canada – CN Tower (Infrared)

Toronto, Canada - CN Tower IR

NIKON D70S (Modifed IR by LifePixel), Nikon 18-70

If you have ever seen the Toronto skyline – one noticable sight is the CN Tower.   It is situated right next to the Rogers Centre (Sky Dome) and is one of the world’s tallest free structures on land. 

Here is some info from the web:   The concept of the CN Tower originated from a 1968 Canadian National Railway desire to build a large TV and radio communication platform to serve the Greater Toronto Area, as well as demonstrating the strength of Canadian industry, and CN in particular. These plans evolved over the next few years, until the project became “official” in 1972. Construction on the CN Tower started on February 6, 1973 with massive excavations at the tower base for the foundation. The CN Tower opened to the public on June 26, 1976, although the official opening date was October 1st. The construction costs of approximately $330 million 2005 Canadian Dollars (approximately $260 million 2005 US Dollars) were repaid in fifteen years. CN sold the Tower prior to taking the company public in 1995, when they decided to divest themselves of all operations not directly related to their core freight shipping businesses.

Tickets are available at the base of the tower and you can take the elevator up and get some great veiws of the city!  The SkyPod is the world’s second highest observation deck in the world (second to Shanghai’s World Financial Center).  On a clear day you may be able to see across Lake Ontario and see Rochester or even the mist rising from Niagara Falls! 

This shot was definately a neck bender!   I took this with my IR (infrared) camera and added a filter in Color Efex Pro 3.0.   Hope your day is looking up!!

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