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View Poll Results: CN Tower (not skydeck) views vs. Sears Tower views
CN Tower 15 41.67%
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Old September 4th, 2005, 04:57 AM   #1
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Sears Tower vs. CN Tower- Which one has a better value?

Hey, I just came back from chicago and Toronto, and I'm wondering about something. Although I've been to the top of the Sears Tower, I didn't get a chance to visit the CN Tower. Does the CN Tower have better pricing than the Sears Tower? And does the CN Tower offer better views than the Sears Tower?
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Old September 4th, 2005, 05:02 AM   #2
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Here are my photo's from the top of CN tower(sorry about just two but the other ones are private):


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I think the price was around $20 and a bit more if you wanted to go to the skypod but I did not.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 05:11 AM   #3
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Damn. I just found the CN tower website. It's so expensive. He are some numbers:
CN Tower:
Height: 346 M or 1100 feet
Price for 3 people (Two adults, one Child): $ 57.57

Sears Tower:
Height: 412 m or 1350 feet
Price for three people: $32.40
Can someone tell me why the f*** the CN Tower is so expensive?

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Old September 4th, 2005, 05:14 AM   #4
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Trust me it is worth it. I had a great time and can take great photos of beutiful Toronto.

What do you think of the photos?
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Old September 4th, 2005, 05:18 AM   #5
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They're great.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 05:40 AM   #6
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Wow, nice pics Mr.T. I've lived in Toronto for over 12 years now and never once have I been up the CN Tower due to such insanely high prices.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 05:43 AM   #7
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Quote:
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Damn. I just found the CN tower website. It's so expensive. He are some numbers:
CN Tower:
Height: 346 M or 1100 feet
Price for 3 people (Two adults, one Child): $ 57.57

Sears Tower:
Height: 440 m or 1400 feet
Price for three people: $32.40
Can someone tell me why the f*** the CN Tower is so expensive?
Well... I think it's because the CN Tower is more of an attraction. Being the tallest structure in the world also adds novelty, which also adds to the cost. They also have things such as the glass floor where you actually stand on a glass floor well over 1 000ft above solid ground.
There is a rotating restaurant on the CN Tower, arcades etc as well.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 06:03 AM   #8
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The CN Tower is the tallest building in the world?
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Old September 4th, 2005, 06:08 AM   #9
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Here's a photo of the glass floor.

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Old September 4th, 2005, 06:10 AM   #10
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The CN Tower is the tallest building in the world?
Well it's the World's Tallest Free Standing Structure. Many people don't find it to be a "building".
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Old September 4th, 2005, 06:52 AM   #11
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CN Tower has great views and the glass floor is cool, but I felt a little gypped. As far as I could tell, to look east, you have to either go into the cafe or try to make something out through that thick netting on the lower open-air level.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 08:16 AM   #12
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Can someone tell me why the f*** the CN Tower is so expensive?
Tourist magnet...

BTW the CN Tower also has a 2nd deck which is 1465 ft(I think) high.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 08:27 AM   #13
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Damn. I just found the CN tower website. It's so expensive. He are some numbers:
CN Tower:
Height: 346 M or 1100 feet
Price for 3 people (Two adults, one Child): $ 57.57
Is that in CDN$?
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Old September 4th, 2005, 08:28 AM   #14
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Unfortunately, I went up the Sears tower on a foggy day so I can't really judge the "quality of the view".
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Tourist magnet...

BTW the CN Tower also has a 2nd deck which is 1465 ft(I think) high.
I've been to both and the CN tower is good with the glass floor and the 2nd deck and all, but the view from the Sears Tower was far better then Toronto. Only Chicago and Hong Kong have a density of really high towers to get anywhere near NYC. Plus the viewing deck of Sears is nearly as high as the 2nd deck on the CN and Sears was a lot cheaper. If I had to choose I'd go for Sears every time.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 12:12 PM   #16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NewYorker1
Damn. I just found the CN tower website. It's so expensive. He are some numbers:
CN Tower:
Height: 346 M or 1100 feet
Price for 3 people (Two adults, one Child): $ 57.57

Sears Tower:
Height: 412 m or 1350 feet
Price for three people: $32.40
Can someone tell me why the f*** the CN Tower is so expensive?
That's in Canadian dollars, NewYorker1. With the conversion, it's more like $45, which is still more expensive, not that much more. You can see more, but I prefer the Sears Tower view, because Chicago's cluster of buildings nearby is bigger and IMO, nicer. Sears Tower has the nearby competition of the observation deck of John Hancock Center, while CN Tower is pretty much the only show in town.

Nice pics.
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Is that in CDN$?
No. Both of the prices are in American dollars.
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^OUCH!!

Sears wins easily anyways
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Old September 5th, 2005, 05:40 AM   #19
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The CN tower is amazing. its structure. the glass floor.. the restaurant on the top.. which is 1 hell of an awesome experience...u acn even see the niagra falls on a clear day.. and the view from the CN tower is better than sears tower.but yes its costly. for a full tour it costs CDN $ 36 per person.
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Old September 5th, 2005, 05:45 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NewYorker1
Damn. I just found the CN tower website. It's so expensive. He are some numbers:
CN Tower:
Height: 346 M or 1100 feet
Price for 3 people (Two adults, one Child): $ 57.57

Sears Tower:
Height: 412 m or 1350 feet
Price for three people: $32.40
Can someone tell me why the f*** the CN Tower is so expensive?

Isn't CN tower taller than Sears Tower? I thought the height of CN tower was 553m. Correct me if I am wrong.
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