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China Could Soon Get 1km-Tall Tower

Phoenix Towers would have a purpose beyond height, says UK architect

(Newser) - China may soon lay claim to the tallest buildings in the world, a pair that could save the planet—or at least make a dent in the city of Wuhan's pollution. The Creators Project reports that a London-based architect has revealed plans for the two mammoth buildings, the tallest... More »

Firm Plans to Build World's Tallest Building ... in 90 Days

Chinese company plans prefab 'Sky City'

(Newser) - A Chinese company is planning to make the world's tallest building sprout from the central city of Changsha as fast as a magic beanstalk. Broad Sustainable Building says that after construction begins on its Sky City project early next year, the 2,749-foot-tall tower will be completed in just... More »

Man Leaps From World's Tallest Building

First suicide at Dubai's 160-story Burj Khalifa

(Newser) - A suicidal Dubai man's final act earned him an unfortunate place in the record books. The man killed himself by jumping from the 147th floor of the emirate's 160-story Burj Khalifa tower, landing on a deck on the 108th floor. It was the first known suicide at the... More »

'Spider-Man' Climbing Dubai's Monster Tower

France's Alain Robert is going up another one

(Newser) - Alain Robert, known as "Spider-man" for his penchant for illegally scaling the world's tallest skyscrapers, is on his way up the world's tallest: Dubai's dizzying half-mile-tall Burj Khalifa. The 48-year-old Frenchman set off just before 6pm local time, and the trip up was expected to take him six or... More »

Dubai Fetes Tallest Building

Dubai hopes 2,717-foot wonder can repair reputation

(Newser) - The Burj Khalifa Bin Zayed, the tallest building in the world, opened today with an extravagant ceremony involving 10,000 fireworks. The 2,717-foot, 160-story tower—originally the Burj Dubai, and renamed in honor of the president of the UAE—is expected to boost revenue for developer Emaar Properties by... More »

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