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Prince Andrew Scales Tallest Building in Europe

British royal did it for charity

(Newser) - Rappelling 785 feet down a skyscraper was fun and all, but Prince Andrew says he has no plans to repeat the performance. To be more precise: "I will never do it again," he said. But the 52-year-old British royal dared today to descend most of London's Shard... More »

Freedom Tower Now NYC's Tallest ... Sort Of

Unless you count the Empire State Building's needle

(Newser) - It’s a momentous day in New York today: The World Trade Center is once again the city's tallest structure. The skeleton of the still-under-construction "Freedom Tower" will today surpass 1,250 feet, the AP reports, making it just a hair higher than the Empire State Building. But... More »

Saudis Building World's Tallest Tower

At more than 3,280 feet high, it will top Burj Khalifa

(Newser) - It's only been a year and a half since Dubai opened the world's tallest building , and already Saudi Arabia is coming along to steal away the title. The country's Kingdom Holding Co., run by a billionaire prince, announced today that its associate firm has made a $1.... More »

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