The Skylon Tower officially opened in June of 1964 and since that day, it has been a permanent fixture of the Niagara Falls skyline. The iconic landmark perched over the majestic niagara falls has thousands of visitors every year, each and every one of them ascending and descending in those yellow “bug” elevators to see one thing…the view.
There is no doubt that the view from the top of the Skylon Tower is a “million dollar view” but it cost a lot more than that to build this iconic tower. Take a look at this video which shows some images of the building of the Skylon Tower, and some interviews with some of the staff that has been working there for literally decades…and some of the patrons that have been enjoying the view just as long.
It’s clear that it takes tons of concrete and steel to build such a monument, but building an icon clearly takes equally as much heart and soul. In the hospitality industry it would be difficult to find a business that has staff members working there for a few years, let alone multiple decades. The Skylon has many staff members that have been there for the long haul…and you can hear them talk about it here.