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Never a fan of heights, Paris rejects triangle skyscraper

Paris - Wary of a public that has never really forgiven them for blighting their view with a skyscraper 40 years ago, Paris authorities narrowly rejected plans for a 43-storey triangular-shaped building on Monday.

Giant game of Tetris played on 29-story building

Philadelphia - Last Saturday, Philly Tech Week put on a display to delight true geeks and the nerds-at-heart. The city was treated to a record-setting game of Tetris.

Sony moves out of New York

Troubled Japanese company Sony has announced that it will sell its U.S. headquarters in Manhattan for $1.1 billion to the Chetrit Group.

Cocoa House: Tropical Africa's first skyscraper Special

Ibadan - The city of Ibadan in southwestern Nigeria is the site of Cocoa House, the first skyscraper in tropical Africa. The building is a modest 24 storey high-rise structure, property of Odu'a Investment Company Ltd. Cocoa House is a major landmark in Ibadan.

Beijing's tallest skyscraper to rise soon

Beijing's tallest building will soon rise in the Chinese capital city 500 meters up and shaped like a vase according to state-owned CITIC group.

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.

Hong Kong skyscraper climbed by Frenchman

Alain Robert nicknamed the “French Spider Man” has added to his legend by climbing the Hang Seng Bank headquarters in Hong Kong.

Video: Dramatic rescue on the 16th floor at Singapore skyscraper

Singapore - An amazing rescue effort, on the sixteenth floor, witnessed by over 50 office workers on the ground, was captured on film as the drama unfolded in the heart of Singapore's business district.

Architecture for the upwardly mobile: The Dynamic Tower, a shape changing skyscraper

Like your skyscrapers crinkly, with “endless different shapes”? Drop in to Dubai and check out the new dancing building. 420 metres tall, apartments that move through 360 degrees, vertigo and seasickness, or flying and eternal motion, take your pick.

The Lighthouse: An Innovative Green Skyscraper in Dubai

Another innovative skyscraper in Dubai generates and saves energy with renewable sources.

New Skyscraper Creates All Its Own Energy

A Skyscraper, Burj al-Taq in Dubai provides all of its own energy requirements

Workers Trapped in Dubai Skyscraper Fire

Four workers were killed and 57 injured in a huge skyscraper fire reminiscent of 9/11, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

4 dead in Chicago skyscraper shooting

Four men, including the gunman, were killed Friday when a man opened fire and took a hostage on the top floor of a downtown skyscraper, police Superintendent Phil Cline said.

World's First Rotating Skyscraper To Be Solar Powered

It will be powered by the abundant sunshine from the Persian Gulf, completing one full rotation in a week.

Skyscraper row hits city of tsars

A bitter dispute has erupted in St Petersburg over the Russian energy giant Gazprom's plan to build a skyscraper in the historic city centre.
 

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A panoramic sweep of London towards the east. The distinctive Tower Bridge can be seen in the corner...
A panoramic sweep of London towards the east. The distinctive Tower Bridge can be seen in the corner, as the vista stretches out to Docklands, which is the heart of London's financial district.
Graffiti on fence surrounding development property in downtown Toronto.
Graffiti on fence surrounding development property in downtown Toronto.
Police bikes parked while officer walk their beat.
Police bikes parked while officer walk their beat.
Rental bicycles abound across the city of Denver  where you can pick them up to ride from place to p...
Rental bicycles abound across the city of Denver, where you can pick them up to ride from place to place, parking them at each kiosk you arrive at.
London dazzles in the midday sun. Central to this image is St Paul s Cathedral  with its familiar do...
London dazzles in the midday sun. Central to this image is St Paul's Cathedral, with its familiar dome.
16th Street Mall street sign.
16th Street Mall street sign.
The Shard casts along shadow  clearly visible over the river Thames in this image.
The Shard casts along shadow, clearly visible over the river Thames in this image.
Mountains in the distance looking out from the 16th Street Mall  Denver  CO.
Mountains in the distance looking out from the 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO.
Scenes from downtown Denver along the 16th Street Mall.
Scenes from downtown Denver along the 16th Street Mall.
Bus traveling along the 16th Street Mall  with mountains in the distance  downtown Denver  CO.
Bus traveling along the 16th Street Mall, with mountains in the distance, downtown Denver, CO.
More cafes and people on the 16th Street Mall  downtown  Denver  CO.
More cafes and people on the 16th Street Mall, downtown, Denver, CO.
The skyline of New York City
The skyline of New York City
Artist rendering of Sky City
Artist rendering of Sky City
Sky City
Scenes from downtown Denver along the 16th Street Mall.
Scenes from downtown Denver along the 16th Street Mall.
New York City skyscraper
New York City skyscraper
Harry Vale
Singapore: Centre square of Raffles Place
Singapore: Centre square of Raffles Place
Ramir Borja.
Sidewalk vendors  downtown Denver  CO.
Sidewalk vendors, downtown Denver, CO.
A panoramic view of London  taken from Europe s tallest building - The Shard.
A panoramic view of London, taken from Europe's tallest building - The Shard.
Newly refurbished gold dome of the Colorado Capitol Building.
Newly refurbished gold dome of the Colorado Capitol Building.