November 9, 2011
The EdgeWalk attraction at Toronto’s CN Tower has earned the Guinness World Record for the Highest External Walk on a Building.
On Nov. 8, Carey Low, the Guinness World Records Canadian representative, presented the certificate to Jack Robinson, CEO of the CN Tower.
EdgeWalk opened Aug. 1 and is 1,168 ft. above the ground. It entails a full-circle, hands-free walk on a 5-ft.-wide ledge encircling the top of the tower’s main pod.
Overseen by trained guides, visitors walk in groups of six while attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system.
It runs 1.5 hours, with the outdoor walk lasting about 30 minutes. Tickets cost $175 and include a keepsake video, photos and certificate of achievement.
EdgeWalk exceeded expectations, welcoming more than twice the expected number of visitors.
The attraction will close Nov. 13 and reopen May 1, 2012.
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