The CN Tower provided the architectural inspiration for our Toronto cuff. It is an omni-present site within Toronto and can be seen from as far as 60km away. It is undoubtedly the most iconic piece of architecture from our original hometown.
The creation of The CN Tower was motivated by practicality. It ensured that an antenna would be placed above the city’s growing skyline, solving the communication needs of Toronto. After it’s completion in 1976, The CN Tower held the title for The World’s Tallest Freestanding Structure and and The World’s Tallest Tower for 34 years.
One obstacle to creating The World’s Tallest Tower was designing an adequate foundation. Engineers created a novel approach. The tower is supported by a Y-shaped foundation, with each side narrowing gracefully to merge into a central hexagonal core. This innovative foundation was engineered to allow for the record height of the tower and the ability to withstand the great pressures caused by winds.
Width: 5 mm
The Y-shaped foundation of The CN Tower was a feat of futuristic architecture at the time. This progressive concept provided the inspiration for our Toronto cuff.
We have recreated the Y-shape to scale, which extends the length of the cuff and can be seen from either edge.
Made in USA.