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High-Rise Dwellers More Likely to Die of Heart Attack

In study, not a single person living above the 25th floor survived

(Newser) - As the world's ever-more urban population increasingly lives more than three stories above ground, there may be repercussions for anyone suffering a heart attack at the wrong end of a long elevator ride from the ground floor. Medics and other researchers have analyzed 8,216 cardiac arrests in private... More »

Shanghai High-Rise Inferno Kills 42

Rescuers save more than 100 from 30-story apartment building

(Newser) - Flames spread through a 30-story Shanghai apartment building today, killing 42 and injuring more than 90, according to the latest reports. Sparked during a building renovation, the fire began on scaffolding before reaching the building. Some 100 people were reported rescued from the blaze, which raged through at least 10... More »

Coney Island on Track for Ritzy Makeover

Fans grumble at cyclone-speed gentrification

(Newser) - Landmark Brooklyn amusement park Coney Island is set to undergo a major makeover as an upscale techno-theme park with ritzy retail space and timeshare towers, the Washington Post reports. Thor Equities bought much of the six-block thrill park and officials hope to launch the $1.5B renovation in 18 months—... More »

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