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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 »

5.7 Quake Shakes Tall Buildings in Mexico City

(Newser) - A strong earthquake swayed skyscrapers in Mexico City and rattled colonial buildings in neighboring Puebla state today, sending frightened people into the streets. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. "There is absolute calm, zero damage,” a Puebla official said. The US Geological Survey said the... More »

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