BCP063: Calgary Tower
Well, I'm not much of a fiction writer so I had given up on every finding this brass cap. However, I was fortunate enough to score a coveted spot on the annual Doors Open YYC "behind the scenes tour" of the Calgary Tower. After touring the old train station in the basement, and some other hidden spots, we finally made it to the observation deck.
It was there our guide unlocked a non-descript door and advised us because of the cramped quarters we would only be able to access "the penthouse" three at a time. I was in the second group to ascend the staircase to the normally off-limit mechanical area at the very top of the tower. Well, I call it a staircase but it was more ladder-like than anything, requiring a bit of a climb to finally reach the small landing at the top.
As I emerged from the hatch, I was quite impressed by the mechanical workings of the tower. Elevator pulleys, HVAC systems, and -- of course -- the access hatch to the roof and the area outside the pod. While our tour didn't allow us outside, the guide did point out that we were directly below the antenna mast and also showed us the gas line which feeds the torch. I figure that's so close to the antenna base that it counts as finding this benchmark. I even have the photos to prove it -- I was right there below the base of the antenna mast, just on the wrong side of the roof.