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How many Torontonians does it take to change a light bulb? While thousands of people watched yesterday; the flashing red light atop the 1;815-foot-high CN Tower was replaced with a 200;000-candlepower flashing strobe light. Because the 28-pound; 36-inch-high light was too big to bring up through the antenna it was lowered in a bucket from a helicopter hovering about 20 feet above. At upper right; the Jet Ranger from Toronto Helicopters of Buttonville lowers the bucket containing the strobe. At right; workers Lorne Treleaven and Dave Melanson anchor it in place. Inset is bird's-eye view of operation and tower from the helicopter. Charge for changing the light bulb - $14;000. Open in full size

How many Torontonians does it take to change a light bulb? While thousands of people watched yesterday; the flashing red light atop the 1;815-foot-high CN Tower was replaced with a 200;000-candlepower flashing strobe light. Because the 28-pound; 36-inch-high light was too big to bring up through the antenna it was lowered in a bucket from a helicopter hovering about 20 feet above. At upper right; the Jet Ranger from Toronto Helicopters of Buttonville lowers the bucket containing the strobe. At right; workers Lorne Treleaven and Dave Melanson anchor it in place. Inset is bird's-eye view of operation and tower from the helicopter. Charge for changing the light bulb - $14;000.

Picture, 1982, English

How many Torontonians does it take to change a light bulb? While thousands of people watched yesterday; the flashing red light atop the 1;815-foot-high CN Tower was replaced with a 200;000-candlepower flashing strobe light. Because the 28-pound; 36-inch-high light was too big to bring up through the antenna it was lowered in a bucket from a helicopter hovering about 20 feet above. At upper right; the Jet Ranger from Toronto Helicopters of Buttonville lowers the bucket containing the strobe. At right; workers Lorne Treleaven and Dave Melanson anchor it in place. Inset is bird's-eye view of operation and tower from the helicopter. Charge for changing the light bulb - $14;000.

Picture, 1982, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Canada - Ontario - Toronto - Buildings - CN Tower - Miscellaneous 1988 and on

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0109865f