101 9th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1J9, Canada
Calgary Tower was constructed as a joint venture between Marathon Realty and Husky Oil. The Tower was built to honour Canada’s centennial and was also intended to promote the downtown core as a part of a Calgary urban renewal program.
The Tower was designed to withstand the elements (climate, high winds, shock, etc.). Although Calgary is not an earthquake zone, this structure was the first in the Western provinces designed to withstand earthquakes. On a windy day the Tower can, and will, sway up to 16.5 centimetres or 7.5 inches and can withstand winds up to 161 km/hr.
Full 360 degree panoramic views from restaurant and observation levels. Restaurant with revolving floor and seating for 200. First observation deck with capacity for 250 people. Second observation desk with cocktail lounge and snack bar. Skydomes in roof. Two steel encased staircases with 762 stairs from top to bottom. Two 25 passenger high speed elevators which travelled to the top in 62 seconds.
Deck Amenities include High-powered binoculars and Hurricane simulator.
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