Konica Minolta Tower, Niagara Falls

Konica Minolta Tower, Niagara Falls (must see)

The Konica Minolta Tower Centre, opened in 1962, is located in the Fallsview district, and was the first of the modern observation towers built near the brink of the Falls. The Tower Hotel was originally called the Seagram Tower, named after the House of Seagram business in Montreal. It features an indoor observation deck, restaurant, wedding chapel, and hotel. From street level, the tower is 99 metres (325 feet) tall, however it is situated 160 metres (525 feet) above the falls. Construction began in 1961, and was reportedly the first using of the slipform construction method in North America.

Located on the 25th floor, the observation deck features a panoramic view of the falls and Niagara River in addition to floor-to-ceiling windows treated with a non-glare finish designed to enhance photography. There are many historical photos and news articles about the construction of the tower mounted around the deck in addition to pay-per-use telescopes. The observation deck is now closed and only available for weddings. Renovated in March 2005, the tower's restaurant offers gourmet meals featuring steak and seafood. At the same elevation as the Observation Deck, the restaurant is open for three meals per day.

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Konica Minolta Tower on Map

Sight Name: Konica Minolta Tower
Sight Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Niagara Falls, Ontario

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Create Your Own Walk in Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls Historic Architecture

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
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Travel Distance: 0.5 Km or 0.3 Miles