No Fooling - 14 Hippos in CN Tower Elevator?



    CN Tower Presents Enhanced Elevator with Glass Floor Panels

    TORONTO, March 31 /CNW/ - Lifting off April 9, 2008, the CN Tower
introduces North America's first and the world's highest glass floor paneled
elevator as one of its glass-fronted elevators now offers a thrilling new
perspective on the view 346m (1,136 ft) straight down.
    "It's been suggested with the timing and extreme nature of the
announcement - that it might be an April Fools gag. We want everyone to know
it's really happening," says Jack Robinson, Chief Operating Officer of the CN
Tower. "The CN Tower is an internationally renowned entertainment and dining
destination and we're always looking for ways to provide visitors with a
memorable experience and added value," continues Robinson. "See for yourself
April 9th. If you thought a ride aboard glass fronted elevators was special -
wait until you experience this new elevator."
    The new elevator will be available beginning 11am on April 9, 2008 as
part of the CN Tower's do-it-all ticket the Total Tower experience. The Total
Tower is the CN Tower's best value ticket and includes Look Out, Glass Floor
and Sky Pod Observation Levels, Film, and Motion Theatre Ride for $32.99 plus
applicable taxes (over 30% savings).
    As part of the Tower's ongoing upgrades, the elevator car replacement was
recently completed to include two glass floor panels each almost 2 1/2 in
thick which combined total 5 1/4 square feet of floor space. The glass panels
in the enhanced elevator were designed using the same technology, strength and
durability standards of the CN Tower's famous Glass Floor which has been
walked on and experienced by millions of people since it was first installed
in 1994.
    Much like the Tower's Glass Floor, the new glass panels are five times
stronger than the weight bearing requirement for the elevator floor.
    But can the elevator hold the weight of 14 hippos like the Tower's Glass
Floor? We'll never know because of course they'll never fit in the elevator!

    CN Tower

    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 for
over 32 years, an engineering Wonder and Toronto's must see attraction visited
by almost 2 million people each year. The CN Tower opens daily from 9 am - 10
pm. Attractions: 11 am - 7 pm daily. Info: 416-868-6937. www.cntower.ca




For further information:

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

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