CN Tower Defies Gravity

My legs shivered. I feared that the glass would break.

But a note that was written on the wall in bold letters THIS GLASS FLOOR CAN WITHSTAND THE WEIGHT OF 14 LARGE HIPPOS redbulled my limbs. A dozen-plus hippos might not be heavy after all, and tragedy could happen – went the thought in my head. My moist palms.


It was sunny that morning, but Toronto trembled in the December chill. The observation deck of CN Tower with this straight down view could terrify even those without acrophobia. The glass floor was 1,122 feet above the ground.


I walked baby steps, but some children ran the length of the floor. I stepped on to a side, and squatted, placing my hand on the glass. My sweaty palm left cold trails on the glass.


You are safe: 256 square feet of solid glass – five times stronger than the standard required weight – should be the only thought in your head.

27 thoughts on “CN Tower Defies Gravity

  1. Yeah. I’m with you…sort of! I’m not sure I would have dared get on that glass floor at all. I have no desire to get on the glass/plexiglass platform at the Grand Canyon, or anywhere else!

    Those swimming pools over the street don’t appeal to me either. I’m a chicken! You are BRAVER than me my friend!

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  3. No way, I don’t do heights and I definitely could not do this. You are much braver than me my friend. I have chills just thinking about it … o_O

    • Thanks a lot, my friend, for writing 🙂 I may be braver than you but those children are the bravest. And if someone taunts me next time “Don’t be a child,” I’ll react, “What’s wrong with being a child; as a child I can jump and run on the glass floor of CN Tower.”

      • Very true, and this reminds me of taking my children on the London Eye: they stood right up against the glass while I sat on a bench in the middle, eyes covered with my hands, imploring them to step away! Oh for the fearlessness of childhood! Take care my friend, see you soon 🙂

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