Tallest free-standing structure on land in the world
The CN Tower, located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a communications and observation tower standing 1,815 ft. 5 inches (553.34 m) tall. It surpassed the height of the Ostankino Tower while still under construction in 1975, becoming the tallest free-standing structure on land in the world. On September 12, 2007, after holding the record for 31 years, the CN Tower was surpassed in height by the still-under-construction Burj Dubai. It remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Americas and the signature icon of Toronto's skyline, attracting more than two million international visitors annually.
Despite the loss of its title as the world's tallest freestanding structure, the CN Tower remains a symbol of Canada in a similar manner as the Empire State Building remains a symbol of the United States.
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