One of Sudbury’s Landmarks…

Posted: March 24, 2012 in Photos
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It has been really quiet around here this week, I have had a couple of surprise night shifts that I needed to do! It has also been an exciting week, my new lens (Canon EF 70-300) arrived and I bought a  GIOTTOS MTL3361B 3SECT TRIPOD W/PAN HEAD. Combine those two things and having to work through the night and you get shots like this!

The theme for this week will be night shots, as I took a load of them.

A little background on the smoke stack you see above, courtesy of Wikipedia:

“The Inco Superstack in Sudbury, Ontario, with a height of 380 meters (1,250 ft), is the tallest chimney in Canada and the Western hemisphere, and the second tallest freestanding chimney in the world after the GRES-2 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 First Canadian Place, it is the same height as the Empire State Building and the 27th tallest freestanding structure in the world. The Superstack sits atop the largest nickel smeltingoperation in the world at Inco’s Copper Cliff processing facility in the city of Greater Sudbury.

It was constructed in 1972 by Inco Limited (now Vale) at an estimated cost of 25 million dollars; from the date of its completion until the GRES-2 chimney was constructed in 1987, it was the world’s tallest smokestack. Between the years 1972–75 it was the tallest freestanding structure in Canada.”

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