Travel to Canada
Canada is a country that amazingly combines American, French and Canadian culture itself. This region is known for its natural attractions: waterfalls, rocks, seas and national parks. However, there are many places here that a person had a hand in creating.
The CN Tower is the tallest free-standing structure on the planet. His figure can be seen before the panorama of Toronto opens. The TV tower is called the"Canadian Wonder of the World". Its height exceeds 553 meters.
Construction of the tower began in 1973. The diameter of the foundation is 70 meters, the thickness is 6 meters, and the weight is 57,000 tons. The tower itself weighs about 130,000 tons. The attraction opened for visiting already 3 years later. The uniqueness of the building lies in its design: instead of the usual circle, its trunk resembles a hexagon. However, this raises concerns, as such a layout is more vulnerable during strong winds. In bad weather, it can spin up with an amplitude of up to 1 meter.
The highest observatory in the world is located at an altitude of 447 meters. It can be reached by transparent elevators that move at a speed of 6 m/s.
The Olympic Stadium of Montreal is a masterpiece of modern architecture that witnessed the 1976 Olympic Games. The building is considered the hallmark of the city. Up to 60,000 people can be within its walls at the same time. It is the largest sports facility in Canada.
Montreal Stadium, like many other famous buildings on the planet, at first aroused the indignation of local residents. It was so innovative that it did not fit into the overall architecture of the city. It resembles a giant doughnut in shape. Canadians call him"The Big O". This is due not only to the composition of the stadium but also to the fact that, according to the citizens, the Olympics were very expensive, so taxpayers' money was thrown into a hole.
But not all Canadian landmarks are examples of modern architecture. Chateau Frontenac is a castle that was a fortress dominating over Quebec for a long time, and now it is a luxurious hotel. Picturesque landscapes, the commonwealth of mountains and water elements, towers made in the style of the Gothic-Renaissance - all these are symbols of the power of the Canadian railway companies. The castle owes its name to Louis de Frontenac, a French governor of the 18th century who sold alcohol to the natives, as a result of which he incurred the wrath of the clergy.
The architecture of Canada amazes with the harmonious community of completely different cultures. Travellers from all over the world dream of seeing this splendour.