Thursday, September 08, 2011

Olympic Tower


The Olympic tower in Montreal is the highest inclined tower in the world, with its 165-metre elevation and 45-degree angle. The Tower of Pisa, by comparison, has a 5-degree angle.


They have an elevator / funicular which is two stories high and can accomodate 76 people at a time. It has two stories!


We were lucky that we got to ride on the second story both on our way up and our way down.


The view was spectacular and we spent quite some time trying to figure out what is what.


The easiest to spot was amusement part La Ronde. The ferris wheel sure helped in identifying it.


Naturally that led to my kids to want to visit La Ronde, but I didn't think I wanted to add it to an already full day :D






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