CN Tower Lights Up for New Year's Countdown to 2008



    TORONTO, Dec. 21 /CNW/ - On December 31, 2007 the CN Tower will count
down the last 10 seconds of 2007 using its new architectural lighting effects
to usher in 2008, providing a New Year's Eve focal point for Toronto and the
City's annual celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square and a great finale to the
City's Cavalcade of Lights celebration.
    "We're looking forward to being a special new part of Toronto's New
Year's tradition. We think Toronto residents and visitors will embrace it as
enthusiastically as they did the new lighting system itself. New York City has
the Times Square Ball and now Toronto can look to the CN Tower each New Year's
Eve," said Jack Robinson, Chief Operating Officer of the CN Tower.
    The CN Tower launched its exterior lighting in June 2007 featuring a
programmable LED lighting system with 1,330 fixtures capable of millions of
colours and effects. The lighting has been used to acknowledge special
holidays and citywide events and this is the first New Year's Eve celebration
that the CN Tower will play a part in.
    Special Lighting Effects Programming on December 31, 2007 (set to
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the world high-precision atomic time
standard):

    
    11:00:00 - 11:59:50 pm      Last hour of 2007
    11:59:51 - 12:00:00 pm      10 second countdown
    12:00:00 - 12:10:00 pm      Happy New Year 2008 Light Show
    

    Visitors to the CN Tower will be able to enjoy the countdown broadcast on
monitors on the Tower's Observation Levels.
    December 31, 2007 hours of operation for the CN Tower are 9am - 12
Midnight. 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower's annual New Year's Eve dinner is
nearly sold out.

    Defining the Toronto skyline, at a height of 553.33m (1,815 ft.,
5 inches), the CN Tower is Canada's National Tower, the World's Tallest
Building, a Wonder of the Modern World, an important telecommunications hub
and Toronto's must see attraction visited by almost 2 million people each year
who take in the breathtaking views and enjoy all the CN Tower has to offer.

    
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        CN Tower ticket information, call (416) 868-6937
        360 Restaurant reservations, call (416) 362-5411
        or, visit the CN Tower website at www.cntower.ca
        for online tickets or for more information about the CN Tower
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For further information:

For further information: Media inquiries: Irene Knight, Manager of
Public Relations, (416) 601-4729, iknight@cntower.ca

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