Saturday, April 4, 2009

CN tower and its glass floor

I know sometimes I’m such a coward! I could not set even a foot on this darn glass floor. It just scares me to death looking at how high I am and how fragile the glass I’m stepping on. But you will never guess how brave my daughter is!

But first, let me say something about this glass floor of the CN tower as described in wikipedia. The first picture below I googled just to show the glass floor from the outside of tower. I could not possibly take such a shot with my camera.

The glass floor and outdoor observation deck are at 342 metres (1,122.0 ft). The glass floor has an area of 24 square metres (258 sq ft) and can withstand a pressure of 4,100 kilopascals (595 psi). The floor's thermal glass units are 64 millimetres (2.5 in) thick, consisting of a pane of 25-millimetre (1.0 in) laminated glass, 25 millimetres (1.0 in) airspace and a pane of 13-millimetre (0.5 in) laminated glass. Some people experience acrophobia when standing on the glass floor and looking down at the ground 342 metres (1,122.0 ft) below. In 2008, one elevator was upgraded to add a glass floor panel, believed to have the highest vertical rise of any elevator equipped with this feature.[10]

Pretty impressive, eh? Anyway, no matter how rigid and strong they say the glass is, I still could not find any courage to step on it. Let the brave hearts do it.

See how high it is?

These feet were not mine!

My dear daughter enjoying the glass floor.

Too much!

A little video of the glass floor....


Anonymous said...

remind me to use my glass slippers when i step on that glass floor haha

Lawstude said...

Just wanna share this fave verse of mine kasi Holy Week na:

"For everything comes from God alone. Everything lives by his power, and everything is for his glory." Romans 11:36

May you have a meaningful lenten season em.

EM said...

hehe Jules... ala cinderella. baka mabasag pag parehong glass... nakakatakot

EM said...

Amen Lawstude! It's timefor reflections and it is right to give Him thanks and praise.

Everyday for me is now treasured and thanked for. Let the will of the Lord be done.

may your lenten season be filled with faith and love ...