| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:18 AM
One World Trade Center in New York has been named the tallest building in the U.S., displacing the Willis Tower in Chicago. The ruling was announced on Tuesday by the Height Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, an international...
| Nov 17, 2013
The real news about Tuesday's ruling that 1 World Trade Center stands to become America's tallest building was left unsaid: These days, being America's tallest building is like being in the running for a bronze medal in the Olympics — with several...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:50 PM
For months now, skyscraper buffs have awaited a ruling from a little-known Chicago-based group that will settle whether New York's One World Trade Center or Chicago's Willis Tower has bragging rights as the nation's tallest building.
They're going to...
| Nov 13, 2013
Wise men and women know that tallest building titles, like glory and Cubs winning streaks, are fleeting. Someone can always build a taller tower. Mix the foibles of the human ego with ever-advancing building technologies and new experiments in...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:43 PM
NEW YORK — Building experts declared New York's new World Trade Center tower the highest skyscraper in the country Tuesday, knocking Chicago's Willis Tower from the spot it has held for nearly 40 years and answering the burning question in high-rise...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Matt Chojnacki couldn't remember the last time he liked a movie poster.
He couldn't recall the last time he went to a movie theater, looked at the posters and, compelled by the cleverness of the images, decided which movie to see. He used to do this all...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:54 PM
From the folks who brought the world the 24-karat gold iPad, the tallest skyscraper and the first government program that pays citizens to lose weight will come the 2020 World Expo.
Dubai was selected Wednesday by the 168-nation International...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Dubai set up its own film commission in May 2012, but it had already been luring foreign shoots, including "Syriana," "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" and "The Bourne Legacy," which helped spread the word about what the Persian Gulf state can...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:32 PM
For years now, it has seemed a foregone conclusion that One World Trade Center, the skyscraper that has arisen on the site of the destroyed twin towers in lower Manhattan, would rise to a symbolic height of 1,776 feet and dethrone Chicago's Willis Tower...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Dustin House and co-workers spent a recent morning in a massive hole in downtown Los Angeles where the 73-story Wilshire Grand Hotel will soon rise to become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.
As one of the superintendents for the $1-...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 2:25 PM
When the Norton Museum of Art tasked Lego man Dan Parker with re-creating the world's best skyscrapers for its new exhibit, the artist made 1 World Trade Center the tallest of them all.
Standing 9 feet 2 inches tall from base to antenna, Parker's Lego-...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 8:37 AM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flattened homes and offices Tuesday on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border, killing at least 46 people in the sparsely populated region...