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Dubai building tower taller than Burj Khalifa

Another iconic landmark will soon rise in Dubai as plans are underway to build a tower in the emirate taller than the Burj Khalifa.

Saudi Arabia to build tower that reaches 3,280 feet into the sky

Jeddah - The world's tallest tower is Burj Khalifa (2,716-feet), located in Dubai, but in the future it may be stripped of its Guinness title if Saudi Arabia builds its Jeddah Tower.

Report: 20 'Stingray' fake cell towers spy on London phone users

London - An investigation has found that there are more than 20 fake phone towers known as "Stingrays" operating throughout Britain's capital city, spying on phone users and indiscriminately collecting information from them. It is uncertain who owns them.

Casualties after Nepal quake topples landmark tower

Kathmandu - A landmark nine-storey tower collapsed in Kathmandu on Saturday after a massive earthquake hit the Nepalese capital, with several bodies seen at the site of the disaster, witnesses and television footage showed.

The Porsche Building will house 2% of the world's billionaires

Th Porsche Building is underway in Miami, Florida, and it stands at 60 stories. Two percent of the world's billionaires will be housed there.

UK man records POV video as he climbs a tower crane

A video has surfaced of the UK's James Kingston using his camera to record his point of view as he climbed a crane that stands at 315-feet-tall.

Video: Demolition of earthquake damaged bell tower in Italy

Poggio Renatico - Many old buildings were damaged in the recent earthquakes and aftershocks in Italy. Some are beyond repair and have to be demolished for safety.

Banquet Against Hunger held at Eiffel Tower

Paris - It was a banquet without food, as thousands of empty plates next to the Eiffel Tower represented people going without meals.

828-meter Dubai tower opens

Unveiled at a world's tallest 828 meters, the Burj Khalifa scrapes the sky as a $1.5 billion "vertical city" that boasts luxury apartments, fine hotel, offices, and surprisingly, a new name.

Toronto Landmarks: The CN Tower, The Rogers Centre Special

The CN Tower and the Rogers Centre are two eyesores that cannot be ignored when entering the core of Toronto. The Tower can be seen all across the Greater Toronto Area, while the Rogers Centre is home to many sporting events and venues.

'Spiderman' detained after climbing Malaysia's twin towers

In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a French national was arrested by authorities after an insane climb at Malaysia's iconic 88-story Petronas Twin Towers.

Man dies at Toronto's TD Tower after elevator shaft fall

A elevator technician has died in Toronto after falling down an elevator shaft at the TD Tower. At this time there are eight people stuck on an elevator on the 10th floor.

Report: Pisa's leaning tower safe for 300 more years

Tourists and enthusiasts can visit the leaning tower of Pisa without fear for at least another 300 years, according to an Italian engineer.

U2 Tower to be tallest in Ireland

The rock band, U2, in collaboration with Irish property developers will unveil the tallest building in Ireland by 2011. The tower will have wind turbines and solar panels to provide energy for the building.

The CN Tower is no longer the world's tallest free-standing structure

For 31 years, Toronto's CN Tower has stood proud as the world's tallest free-standing structure. No longer. This afternoon, Burj Dubai grew to 555 metres, 2 metres higher than the CN Tower.

600 Full-Time Staff Needed to Run Home of India's Richest Man

Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man is building a tower block home, for his mother, wife, three children and 600 full time staff.

Toronto - New Tower Design for Yonge and Bloor

Plans for a modern new tower at the site of 1 Bloor Street in the heart of downtown Toronto, were unveiled yesterday, showing off the work of Kazakh designer Roy Varacalli of Bazis International.

Gardiner Expressway Finally Re-Opens In Toronto

After more than 24 hours of ice chunks flying off the CN Tower, the Gardiner Expressway finally re-opens, and typically for the city of Toronto, right after rush hour!

World's Tallest Freestanding Icicle Closes Major Highway

Falling ice from the CN Tower causes safety hazard and major traffic chaos.

Daredevils Jump From Comcast Tower

Philadelphia Police are searching for two daredevils who jumped off of the Comcast Tower Sunday morning.

Lights out at Eiffel Tower

Part of "Five Minutes of Respite for the Planet" campaign.

Tower becomes one man's protest symbol

WALLSBORO--Perched on a ham radio tower 68 feet in the air above his River Falls trailer, Wayne Spires has a good view of the neighborhood.

Female Beefeater: towering milestone for women?

Women's lib finally cracks a 522-year history of men-only guards

Signing of Freedom Tower beam set for Sunday

When the 1,776 foot-high Freedom Tower rises over the former site of the World Trade Center, it will be inscribed with the signatures of first responders and relatives of those who deid on Sept.11, 2001

Wind-Powered Skyscraper

Wind turbines will power building’s heating and cooling systems.

CN Tower to move to second place

If it's finished on schedule, the New Tokyo Tower will pass Toronto's CN Tower as the tallest in the world in 2011.

NYPD installs watch towers in Harlem

"The NYPD has installed a patrol tower in a Harlem neighborhood in an effort to cut crime in the high-risk neighborhood. "
 

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Willis Tower, Chicago
The Lukasrand-Sunnyside TV transmission tower not far below the Puma.
The Lukasrand-Sunnyside TV transmission tower not far below the Puma.
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Book cover photo of Lady in the Tower, biography of Anne Boleyn 2010
The Santa Barbara Restaurant put a door over this ancient Nicomedia tower and used it for storage
The Santa Barbara Restaurant put a door over this ancient Nicomedia tower and used it for storage
This 275-foot tower toppled the wrong way as the demolition at the Mad River Power plant went awry.
This 275-foot tower toppled the wrong way as the demolition at the Mad River Power plant went awry.
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