Sitting On Top Of The World

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Have you ever wonder what it’s like to sit on a glass floor, 1100 feet above the ground? Well, wonder no more because that is exactly what Sally and I are doing in the above picture.

The CN Tower in Toronto has a floor section made of glass. I’m sure the glass is every bit as strong as the concert floor but it’s still scary to step on it for the first time. Once you start walking on the glass floor for a bit, you feel a lot safer – until some guy starts jumping up and down on it like a mad man. At that point, you have two choices. Either get off the glass ASAP, or join in the jumping. Guess what we did? 😈

At over 1,800 feet high, the CN Tower is the tallest tower in the world. It has the world’s highest observation deck at 1,500 feet. From the top deck, you are so high up, it looks like you’re on a plane. However, the deck has a low ceiling and is very cramp. Most people hang out on the 1,100 feet decks, which has a restaurant, a cafe and the glass floor. Here’s what you see when you look down the glass.

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51 thoughts on “Sitting On Top Of The World”

  1. That’s a really cool picture you got there, John; Sally is just too cute! Did you sample the food at the 360 resto?

    1. John Chow says:

      No I didn’t get a chance to try the restaurant.

  2. Rehuel says:

    MODDERF….

    Damn, I’m not even sure I would dare to stand there. I’m not scared of heights, but I am also very cautious.

    Great picture. Maybe some day I’ll have the guts to take a shot like that.

    1. jake says:

      “those who do not have guts need to go to a slaughter-house -Jake Jones”

      1. derrich says:

        What’s Verti—*PUKE*. Nevermind. 😯

    2. That’s it, vertigo — it only makes us faint-hearted non-thrill-seekers even more terrified! Glad to see the breathtaking view in that 2nd picture without having to stand on the glass though. πŸ˜€

  3. You never fail to impress. You are evil, I bet you jumped on the glass. Didn’t You?
    Thanks John for the loads of entertainment.

    1. John Chow says:

      When you see a glass floor, you have to jump on it. It’s an evil rule.

      1. jake says:

        it sounds very evil.

      2. Matt Jones says:

        I want video evidence 😎

      3. Gath says:

        Reminds me of the case of the lawyer who was demonstrating the ‘unbreakable glass’ window in his highrise office by jumping against it. And then it broke.
        http://mythbustersresults.com/results/pilots_specials.html

        Seemed that happened in Toronto, too.

        1. Matt Jones says:

          LOL, I doubt that would happen in the CN Tower, it must have been tested to hold the wait of a jumping man,

          … but the weight of a jumping man holding a baby on the other hand… 😈 :mrgreen:

    2. Garry Conn says:

      I wonder how thick that glass is? Anyone find specs on that?

  4. Manthem says:

    Wow. How thick is that glass? Reminds me of the Grand Canyon skywalk.

    1. derrich says:

      Now that’s something I want to check out.

  5. uncle sha says:

    How much did it cost. Any entrance fee?

    haha so it’s safe too jump hur πŸ‘Ώ

  6. Eli says:

    What an amazing view!

  7. James says:

    I don’t think I could get my wife near that.

  8. Shaun Carter says:

    I remember visiting the State Capitol here in Michigan and they had a glass floor in part of the building and it was scary – but I can’t imagine something 1000+ feet up and the glass being crystal clear. Yikes!

  9. That is one of the most awesome things I’ve seen all day.

    1. jake says:

      no offense man, but you must have had a boring day.

  10. A few things that could make me jump numerous times over a glass floor: if I’m blindfolded, I don’t even realize it until I fall through, and a cockroach — I guess that doesn’t make me evil enough. πŸ˜†

  11. jake says:

    wook a da wittle giwlie. sorry i get this way whenever im around shnoogie wittle girwie whirlies.

    1. Jason M. says:

      Are you mentally retarded?

  12. jake says:

    damn, that last comment sounded stupid. i changed my opinion on the forum, i think you should have a chat room instead.

  13. Richard Cai says:

    I still remember my visit on CN tower. It’s scary and I didn’t walk on the glass floor.

  14. Jumping on top of the world — that would’ve been a more felicitous title, John. You truly are fearless and evil, aren’t ya. πŸ˜†

  15. She is just gorgeous and I would love to have one just like her.

  16. marina says:

    Oh … my gosh …

    The second picture makes it look scary to walk on. But I’d love to try it out, just for the fun of it :mrgreen:

  17. Markk says:

    That’s top stuff. As for jumping on the floor, I got stuck in a lift that way. Not sure I would recommend that practice.

    Being stuck in a lift in such a tall building would suck.

    (Yeah, I know, he wasn’t actually in a lift when he jumped. I’m bored, okay?)

  18. I live 40 minutes from the CN Tower, in Barrie.

    Love it down there.
    Dylan

  19. Garry Conn says:

    That must have been so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Chuck says:

    I’ve been to that floor of the CN Tower as well. And no, I didn’t stand (or jump) on top of the glass. Great view, though.

    Toronto is a great city. Very diverse.

  21. you have a cute kid john

  22. manboo says:

    amazing..

    i want have a try.

  23. Martina says:

    Wow!!! It’s wonderful!!!
    I would like very much to be there!!!

    :mrgreen: 😯 :mrgreen:

  24. Matt Jones says:

    Do you know if that tower is taller than the Calgary tower? (I’ve been on the Calgary tower), and yes, I jumped on the glass 😈 😎

  25. Guk says:

    I almost had a heart attack by looking at the 2nd picture. Damn..

  26. webduck says:

    Sally is going to adore that picture someday for all sorts of reasons.

  27. blog reviews says:

    John, your baby is really cute! πŸ™‚

  28. Al Davies says:

    You didn’t take a walk outside? I remember that the wind was whipping at about 60 mph when I visited. I could lean at about 45 degrees without falling over

  29. Amanda says:

    I think I would have like a heart attack with that thing.

  30. John!

    How could you look down?! I’m afraid of heights. A glass floor!! I would be freaking…no, I would not go up the tower!
    Call me chicken!

    Are they building a structure in Malaysia that will be the highest building? CN Tower has it for towers.

    Adrienne Zurub

  31. blogdinero says:

    thatΒ΄s great.
    que envidia viejo.

  32. Just realized I’ve been up to the top of that tower! Another great round of pictures man!

    -Sam from MarketMatador.com

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