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The Rise of New York City's Skyscrapers After the 1929 Crash

A documentary revisits the iconic 1932 'Lunch Atop a Skyscraper' photograph.

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French 'Spider-Man' Climbs His Latest Skyscraper

Alain Robert entertained the lunch crowd in La Defense yesterday as he scaled a 607-foot tower with his bare hands.

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Could the City of Light Become the City of Height?

Paris has traditionally eschewed tall buildings, but a new wave of architects are looking to change that.

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How to Make a 1,476-Foot Tall Tower Disappear

A high-tech camouflage system will allow Seoul's City Tower to seamlessly blend in with its background.

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New York and Chicago's Century-Old Skyscraper Contest

The cities have been locked in battle since 1885, with no signs of stopping.

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Just How Crazy Is China's Plan to Build the World's Tallest Building in 9 Months?

In the time it takes to gestate a baby, architects say they'll have finished a structure that hits 838 meters — ten meters higher than the Burj Khalifa.

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Will Mumbai's Tallest Skyscraper Be Its Greenest Too?

The proposed 116-story Imperial Tower will offer a slew of sustainable options.

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The Tallest Building in Chechnya Is Engulfed in Flames

No injuries have been reported.

An Utterly Terrifying Picture Taken From the Top of the Burj Khalifa

Those toes are 2,722 feet up!

The Man Who Tried to Change the Soul of Paris

Michel Holley built a mini-city of hulking towers on the Left Bank. He thought he was creating a utopia, but most of the city disagreed.

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Why India Keeps Its Cities So Short

Despite an urban development explosion, the country hasn't developed a taste for skyscrapers and tall building.

Inside the Incredible Secret Mission to Climb Europe's Tallest Building

Russian adventurers dressed like construction workers to reach the ice-covered pinnacle of Mercury City, which is taller than London's Shard.

Will Venice Finally Get Its First Skyscraper?

And will it look like a giant glass skirt out of the Jetsons?

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Timelapse of the Day: Toronto From the Rooftops

An elevated view of the Canadian city.

A Skyscraper That Could Clean the Air

This proposed Chicago building doesn't look like much, but it could clean up the air around the city's expressway.

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Skyscraper or Pair of Pants?

Beijing's $700 million Gate of the East has been attracting attention for its resemblance to a certain sartorial item.

Yes, You Too Can Simulate Falling Off a Skyscraper

Many folks would pay not to toe a skinny ledge atop Toronto's CN Tower, but that's the attraction of "EdgeWalk."

Doing Maintenance Work Atop the World's Tallest Building

Could you be so calm hanging off the pinnacle of Dubai's Burj Khalifa?

You've Heard of Skyscrapers. But What About a 'Depthscraper'?

It's basically a giant hole in the ground, designed to withstand Japanese earthquakes.