The Montreal Tower is the tallest inclined tower in the world. It was completed in 1987 at the site of the 1976 Olympics. It is 165 meters tall and set on a 45-degree angle. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is only on a 5 degree angle. The tower was built with extreme skill so that it can stand even at such an incline. The base is made of solid concrete buried 10 meters underground.
The glass encased funicular elevator transports visitors up from the base of the building to the viewing area up on top. It is the only elevator in the world that operates on a curved structure. The cabin holds up to 50 passengers and stays horizontal during the 2 minute ride to the top. While riding the glass encased elevator you start seeing the beautiful views of Montreal.
From the top there are magnificent panoramic views of the Greater Montreal Region. On a clear day, you can see as far out as 80 kilometers of the St. Lawrence River Valley. In the fall, the views of the colored trees in all directions add to the beauty all around.
Posted: November 1, 2017
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