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The CN Tower Dominates The Toronto Skyline

The CN Tower in Toronto, Canada is aiming to provide adrenalin junkies with the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk.

The EdgeWalk as it will be called will enable visitors to stroll around the edge of the tower, 356m above the ground, on a 1.5 m wide see through ledge, with no guard rail. The only thing stopping them from falling will be a safety harness attached to an overhead rail.

Guides will lead the walkers around the towers 5 foot wide ledge in groups of 6 to 8 in a thrilling journey that will take around 20 to 30 minutes to complete.

The spine tingling walk will offer the brave at heart some panoramic views of Toronto, Lake Ontario, Buffalo and New York.

When it was built in 1976, at 1,815 ft high, the CN Tower was the world largest free standing structure and the world’s tallest tower, records that it held for 34 years until the Burk Khalifa in Dubai and the Canton Tower in China were built. It still remains the worlds 4th largest free standing structure and attracts over 1.5 million visitors every year.

Officials say the attraction has been made with the utmost safety in mind and walkers will have to meet certain height and weight restrictions.

CN Tower President, Mark Laroche stated “EdgeWalk is both thrilling and unique and will push visitors to their limits – literally and figuratively.” He also claimed it be among Toronto’s if not the world’s greatest attractions.

The tower’s chief operating officer, Jack Robinson added “We’re extremely proud of the records the CN Tower has held throughout the years, including our strong safety record. Our facilities and engineering team supervised the EdgeWalk project design and build to ensure that it is both exciting and safe.”

The CN Tower follows in the footsteps of the Sky Tower in Auckland and the Macau Tower Skywalk neither of which is as high as this one. EdgeWalk is due to open in August with advance ticket sales starting in June.