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It’s not as scary as the infamous glass deck, but the CN Tower’s new glass floor elevator is enough to spook some riders.


It’s not as scary as the infamous glass deck, but the CN Tower’s new glass floor elevator is enough to spook some riders.
“I’ll just hold on to you,” 10-year-old Darby Dowle told her friend Cassie Rolph, clutching her arm as they waited yesterday to board the elevator with their fifth-grade class.
The floor isn’t entirely made of glass — that would be impossible because of the wiring and mechanics involved, according to tower staff. Instead, two panels, each about 1 metre long and 30 centimetres across, give visitors a plunging view of the 346-metre elevator shaft, enough to rattle anyone with the slightest case of acrophobia.


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