Facts about the Glass Floor
Thickness: 2 ½ ”
Size of each panel: 42″ by 50″
Layers from the top down:
- 3/8 ” scuff plate (replaced annually)
- Two ½ ” layers of clear tempered glass, laminated together
- A one inch layer of air (for insulation)
- Two ¼ ” layers of clear tempered glass, laminated together
Test Your Nerve!
With a view 342 m (1,122 ft) straight down, even those not afraid of heights might need a little help. Think you can handle it? Wait till you get here and see if you feel the same way.
The Glass Floor has been specifically designed for you to have fun on it, so walk or crawl across it, sit on it or even jump on it. Don’t worry it won’t break. The Glass Floor was the world’s first when it opened on June 26, 1994. The floor is 23.8 square metres (256 sq. ft) of solid glass that is five times stronger than the required weight bearing standard for commercial floors. It can actually withstand the weight of 35 moose.
The CN Tower’s Glass Floor is a unique experience that has inspired an international bucket list of see-through floor experiences including the Grand Canyon Skywalk, Chicago’s Ledge, and many more.
Also on this level, be sure to check out the Outdoor SkyTerrace. Feel the breeze at 342m (1,122 ft) above the ground.
The CN Tower is a 553.33 m-high (1,815.4 ft) concrete communications and observation tower in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Built on the former Railway Lands, it was completed in 1976, becoming the world’s tallest free-standing structure and world’s tallest tower at the time. It held both records for 34 years until the completion of Burj Khalifa and Canton Tower in 2010. Since then, it became the 3rd tallest tower in the world and remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, a signature icon of Toronto’s skyline, and a symbol of Canada, attracting more than two million international visitors annually.
Its name “CN” originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower. Following the railway’s decision to divest non-core freight railway assets, prior to the company’s privatization in 1995, it transferred the tower to the Canada Lands Company, a federal Crown corporation responsible for real estate development. Since the name CN Tower became common in daily usage, the abbreviation was eventually expanded to Canadian National Tower or Canada’s National Tower. However, neither of these names is commonly used.
In 1995, the CN Tower was declared one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It also belongs to the World Federation of Great Towers, where it holds second-place ranking. – CNTower/Wiki