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Colombia implodes high-rise that killed 12 in collapse

Medell - Colombian authorities imploded an upmarket apartment block Tuesday whose partial collapse last year killed 12 people, felling the rest of the six-tower complex in a giant cloud of white dust.

Paris building explosion toll rises to eight

Rosny-sous-bois - The death toll from an explosion in an apartment building outside Paris rose to eight on Monday, including three children, as a desperate search for survivors proved almost fruitless.

Six dead in Paris suburb building explosion

Bobigny - Six people were killed on Sunday when an explosion ripped through an apartment building outside Paris, reducing half a residential block to rubble, emergency services said.

Construction spending down in June, but better than last year

In June, construction spending in the U.S. had its largest decrease in over three years, affecting the government, housing and non-housing sectors.

India works on a railway bridge taller than the Eiffel Tower

If the project is successful it will be, by far, the tallest railway bridge ever created. Trains are vital to the economy of India so it makes logical sense that they would begin work on a massive project such as this.

US housing starts fall in February

Washington - New US home construction fell slightly in February from January, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday, as the market continued to suffer from harsh winter storms.New home starts took place at an annual pace of 907,000 units, compared to a 909,000 u...

Mumbai building collapse kills six

Mumbai - An apartment block collapsed in the Indian financial hub Mumbai on Friday, killing six people and injuring three others in the latest of a string of deadly building cave-ins, authorities said.Dozens of rescuers scoured the rubble in search of anyone st...

Hochtief builds up stake in Leighton of Australia

Frankfurt - German construction group Hochtief said Monday it plans to tighten its grip on Australia's biggest building company by raising its stake to 74 percent.

Student tragedy in S. Korea as building collapse kills 10

Gyeongju - At least 10 people were killed and more than 100 injured when an auditorium packed with students collapsed at a resort near the southern South Korean city of Gyeongju, officials said Tuesday.More than 560 college students participating in a freshman or...

'Three dead, 50 trapped' in S. Korea building collapse

Gyeongju - Three college students were killed and 50 more feared trapped after an auditorium collapsed under heavy snow Monday in the southern South Korean city of Gyeongju, Yonhap news agency reported.Emergency services would not confirm the reported deaths, but...

Video: 'Towering Inferno' in Guangzhou, China

Guangzhou - A fire raged through a 20-story building on Qiyi Road in Guangzhou on Sunday night. No casualties have been reported and the blaze has finally been extinguished on Monday morning.

Spanish shepherd blocks construction of luxury golf complex

Jumilla - A 60-year-old Spanish shepherd, unable to read or write, has successfully won a court case to protect his land and has killed off the construction of a giant luxury golf resort in the Murcia region of Spain.

Video: Sinkhole swallows Florida resort building

Around 30 per cent of a three-story villa in a central Florida resort has collapsed into a sinkhole on Monday night. Guests were evacuated safety and fortunately no injuries were reported.

Rumors of hidden cash in building rubble get people digging

Lleida - A building began collapsing in the city center of Lleida, Spain on June 17. Two weeks ago, it finally completely gave way. This week rumors started that there was a pile of cash hidden in the pile of rubble and that's when people started digging.

Police in Belize may lay charges after destruction of Mayan ruin

Archaeologists are appalled and police are considering criminal charges after a construction company willfully destroyed a major ancient Mayan site to make gravel for village roads.

40 found alive in rubble of collapsed Bangladesh building

News stations are reporting that a group of 40 people have been found alive on the 4th floor of the Bangladesh garment factory, which collapsed yesterday.

Death toll in Egyptian apartment building collapse climbs to 23

Alexandria - At least 23 people have been confirmed dead after an eight-storey apartment building in Alexandria, Egypt collapsed Wednesday morning.

Off-campus party leads to floor collapse, dozens injured

Tallahassee - A second floor penthouse at the Seminole Grand Apartments collapsed during a party early Sunday morning, injuring 55 people.

Video: Watch Massey Ferguson tower in Coventry demolished

Coventry - Thousands watched online the moment an old 16-storey tower in Banner Lane, Coventry, built in the 1960s, was blown up with 40 kilos of explosives . The tower, part of the former Massey Ferguson tractor factory, was demolished to make way for new homes.

SUV crashes into DC building, FBI investigating

The FBI and DC police are investigating an incident that occurred on Friday. An SUV crashed into a building located in downtown Washington.

Op-Ed: Photo Essay — Graffiti in two of Detroit's abandoned buildings Special

While exploring two abandoned buildings in Detroit — the Fisher Body 21 and the Boblo Dock Building — you can't help but notice the graffiti.

Fox found at top of UK's tallest skyscraper captured

London - A young fox who was discovered living at the top of the 288 metre (945 foot) Shard building in London was captured and released.

10 construction workers killed in Manila as scaffolding collapses

At least 10 construction workers were killed Thursday in Makati City, Metro Manila as the scaffolding they were using to install materials on the upper floors of a building collapsed.

Woman survives 23-storey fall after landing on taxi

Buenos Aires - An Argentinian woman survived a 23-storey fall in Buenos Aries after she landed in a sitting postion on a taxi in the street below.

Wedding guests killed in building collapse

At least 60 people celebrating a wedding were killed after part of a mud brick building collapsed in a remote area of northern Afghanistan.

Israel to halt building if Jewish state recognized

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is offering a renewal of the 10-month partial freeze on settlements, if the Palestinians recognize Israel as a "Jewish state."

Doctor stabbed at Massachusetts General, suspect dead

A doctor was attacked at the Massachusetts General Office Building in Boston. The suspect, a psychiatric patient, was shot by an off-duty security guard and has been pronounced dead.

Bomb attack in Pakistan strikes UN building

A bomb has exploded in Islamabad, Pakistan. The attack is thought to have been carried out by a suicide bomber targeting the building belonging to the United Nations' World Food Programme.

Australia to Build Bomb-proof Embassy Building in Jakarta

Aware of terrorist attacks on its foreign embassy offices and facilities, the Australian government has decided to build a bomb-proof building in Jakarta, Indonesia at the cost of $415 million.

Home building in the US increases

The number of new homes being built in the United States have increased by nearly a quarter this February according to new figures released.
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Napa s historic Pfeiffer Building  better known locally as the Sam Kee Laundry building  suffered ma...
Napa's historic Pfeiffer Building, better known locally as the Sam Kee Laundry building, suffered major damage in the 6.0 earthquake that struck Aug. 24.
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Toronto's natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
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Graffiti in Detroit
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Go kart built out of wooden blocks.
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A Cisco building in San Jose
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Graffiti in Detroit
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Graffiti in Detroit
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Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow
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A photo of the Sklifter at work, with its "global nomad hotel module"
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The abandoned Fisher Body 21 building in Detroit
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Puzzle Facade software turns an entire building into a Rubik's Cube.
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For years I have found myself wondering whenever I strolled by, whether the inside rooms of this unadvertised place with rounded, walled balconies are unusual in any way.
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The abandoned Fisher Body 21 building in Detroit
The abandoned Fisher Body 21 building in Detroit
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Graffiti in Detroit
Graffiti in Detroit
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Toronto s natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
Toronto's natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
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Graffiti in Detroit
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Graffiti in Detroit
Graffiti in Detroit
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The Quadrangle at The University of Sydney's Camperdown campus
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Graffiti in Detroit
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