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The two RV Gypsies
rode the elevator to the top of
the Calgary Tower
101 9th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
June 3, 2016

The Calgary Tower is a 627-foot free standing observation tower in Downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Originally called the Husky Tower, it was conceived as a joint venture between Marathon Realty Company Limited and Husky Oil as part of an urban renewal plan and to celebrate Canada's centennial of 1967. The tower was built at a cost of $3,500,000 and weighs approximately 10,900 tons, of which 60% is below ground. It opened to the public on June 30, 1968 as the tallest structure in Calgary, and the tallest in Canada outside of Toronto. It was renamed the Calgary Tower in 1971.

The building was a founding member of the World Federation of Great Towers. The Calgary tower features a revolving restaurant, Sky 360, that rotates to give customers a scenic view of downtown Calgary. The restaurant does a complete rotation at noon. The base of the tower is connected through the +15 skyway network to One Palliser Square, Fairmont Palliser Hotel and EnCana Place. Stairs to the observation deck are not opened to the public, but have been used on occasions for publicity, as well as for an annual charity stair-climbing race. There are 802 steps.

the Calgary Tower the Calgary Tower

The Calgary Tower - and an Indian carving in the lobby

the Calgary Tower Indian carving

Canadian Mountie in the Lobby

the walls of the elevator showed a movie

Canadian Mountie Galary Tower as shown in a movie

Below: A photo of the door of the elevator

elevator door

A glass floor extension was constructed on the north side of the tower's observation deck and opened on June 24, 2005. The two RV Gypsies walked on the glass floor at the top of the Calgary Tower, and looked down at the tiny people and buildings below their feet on 9th Avenue South and Center Street.

Lee Duquette on the glass walkway Lee Duquette on the glass walkway

The feet of the two RV Gypsies on the glass floor in the Calgary Tower.

the feet of the two RV Gypsies on the glass floor the feet of Lee Duquette on the glass floor
the feet of the two RV Gypsies on the glass floor looking down through the glass floor

Looking through the looking glass - the glass floor.

looking down through the glass floor
the feet of Lee Duquette on the glass floor looking through the glass floor

Views from the top of the Calgary Tower.

The Bow Tower View from the top of the Calgary Tower.
View from the top of the Calgary Tower. View from the top of the Calgary Tower.
View from the top of the Calgary Tower. View from the top of the Calgary Tower.
View from the top of the Calgary Tower. View from the top of the Calgary Tower.
View from the top of the Calgary Tower. View from the top of the Calgary Tower.
View from the top of the Calgary Tower. View from the top of the Calgary Tower.
View from the top of the Calgary Tower. View from the top of the Calgary Tower.

laughing clipart dudeThe two RV Gypsies rode the pony inside the Calgary Tower.

Karen Duquette on a pony inside the Calgary Tower Karen Duquette on a pony inside the Calgary Tower
Karen Duquette on a pony inside the Calgary Tower Lee Duquette on a pony inside the Calgary Tower
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