Rising 541ft 4.05 in (165 metres) into the sky and inclined on a 45-degree angle, the Montréal Tower is the world’s tallest leaning tower, certified by the Guinness World Records.
A two-storey glassed-in cable car can whisk 76 passengers at a time to the Tower’s Observatory. There, visitors are treated to a panoramic view stretching up to 80 km in every direction that has a three-star rating from the Michelin Guide.
Also located at the top of the Tower is the Salon Montréal, a reception room accommodating as many as 200 guests.
The Tower’s vast triangular base, next to the Stadium, houses the Olympic Park Sports Centre and the tourist hall and is linked to an indoor parking facility large enough for 80 buses. The architectural symbol of Montréal, the Montreal Tower welcomes more than 250,000 visitors per year.
|FACTS AND STATISTICS|
|Architect||Prof. Roger Taillibert|
|Inauguration date||November 21st, 1987|
|Construction time||from 1973 to 1987|
|Total height||574 ft / 175 meter|
|Total weight||166,000 tons|
|Height of observatory||541 ft / 165 meters|
|Number of observation decks||3|
|Number of windows||Panoramic windows on all three sides of the three observation decks|
|Number of steps||850|
|Number of elevators||1 funicular|
|Elevator capacity||76 people|
|Elevator speed||2-8 meters/second|
|Elevator capacity per hour||456 people|
|Elevator manufacturer||Von Roll Habegger|
|Number of broadcasting facilities||7|
|Unique features of the tower||Classified a three-star tourist site in the Michelin Guide (its highest rating). Listed in The Guinness Book of Records as the tallest inclined tower in the world (165 meters tall with a 45 degree incline).|
|A thrilling two-minute ride up the curved structure of the tower in a glass-enclosed funicular.|
|It is the only one in the world that works on a curved structure; a hydraulic system allows the cabin to remain horizontal during the two minute rise to the top.|
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