Whether it’s breaking through a cloud of fog, lighting up the night sky or serving as a prop on a 2016 album cover for the rapper Drake, the CN Tower is iconic. Now it’s also #11.
According to a report from the travel company On the Go Tours, the city’s famous tower has been ranked the 11th most popular landmark in the world – at least when it comes to data from the social media platform Instagram.
To determine the ranking, the tour company identified 50 of the most prominent landmarks from around the world, then checked to see how many times the names of those sites appeared as hashtags on Instagram. They found that #CNTower was used 777,791 times during the period the study was conducted.
It’s in good company. Other top landmarks include the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Big Ben in London and the Statue of Liberty in New York City. It’s the only Canadian landmark that made the top 50.
Soaring 553.33 metres (or 1,815 ft. 5 in.) into the sky, the CN Tower is an architectural marvel. Built in 1976, the tower held the distinction of being the World’s Tallest Tower from the day it opened to January 2010, when it was overtaken by the 829.8 m.-tall (2,722 ft.) Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Our tower has also been named one of the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World” by the American Society of Civil Engineers. So it’s not surprising that some 1.5 million visitors flock to the tower annually. That’s a lot of selfies – and a lot of Instagram views.