Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sudbury Superstack, Sudbury, Ontario..

Here is another landmark of Northern Ontario, the superstack towers above all other stacks, it is amazing to see, and I thought you might enjoy seeing it too!!
The Inco Superstack in Sudbury, Ontario, with a height of 1234 ft. is the tallest chimney in Canada and the Western Hemisphere, and the second tallest freestanding chimney in the world after a Power station in Kazakhstan. It is also the second tallest freestanding structure of any type in Canada, ranking behind the CN tower but ahead of the First Canadian Place. It was constructed by Inco Limited in 1972 at an estimated cost of 25 million dollars.
The Superstack sits atop the largest nickel smelting operation in the world at Inco's Copper Cliff processing facility in the city of Sudbury.
For more info see this article at

I lived in Sudbury in the early 70's and my landlord at the time actually was a foreman on this project,
he often told us stories about the building of this, for example, during a bad storm, the stack would be swaying in the wind at least a few feet, not sure if he was exagerating or not but I was not impressed as
heights scare me to start with. lol!!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like everything is bigger in Sudbury. That is really amazing. And I imagine the big nickel is because of the nickel mining and smelting in Sudbury. It does give the town a bit of distinction.