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10 tallest buildings under construction or in development around the world

In the race to build vertically, China has a commanding lead Frank Lloyd Wright once proposed The Illinois, a mile-high skyscraper set on the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago, a towering giant of a building powered by atomic elevators. Show More Summary

The NBA All-Star Game showed that the league isn’t just a diversion anymore

NEW ORLEANS — It was impossible to miss the billboards. They were everywhere, staring down from the tallest buildings and keeping a close watch over NBA All-Star Weekend. The message they delivered by way of Nike was simple — that of...Show More Summary

Dad Recalls Final Words To Son Before He Was Decapitated On Water Slide

Six months after a 10-year-old boy, Caleb Schwab, was decapitated while riding the world’s tallest water slide in Kansas, his parents are still grieving his untimely death, ABC News reports. Caleb’s father, Scott Schwab, — a House Representative...Show More Summary

The Latest: Report says rain contributed to damage at dam

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local):

The Latest: Lawmaker wants more spillway inspections

The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A California lawmaker wants to require more spillway inspections in the wake … Click to Continue »

This 7-foot-7 high school basketball player is taller than everyone in the NBA

AUSTINBURG, Ohio (WGN) -- The tallest basketball player in Northeast Ohio isn't LeBron James. It's Robert Bobroczky, a 7-foot-7-inch teen from Romania. He's a foot taller than LeBron and taller than every player in the NBA. WJW spoke with the 16-year-old, who now lives in Austinburg, Ohio, and attends Grand River Academy, an all-boys boarding school. Show More Summary

Zaha Hadid-designed skyscraper divided by world's tallest atrium

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Work is underway on a new skyscraper in Beijing, China, that was designed by starchitect Zaha Hadid (with longtime partner Patrik Schumacher) before her death. Rising to a height of 207 m (679 ft), the Leeza Soho tower looks like it'll be a real stunner. Show More Summary

Zaha Hadid Architects designs Beijing tower with worlds tallest atrium

Beijing is one step closer to completing the world’s tallest atrium. The 190-meter-tall atrium is part of the Leeza Soho, a 46-story mixed-use tower currently under construction that recently reached level 20. Zaha Hadid Architects designed...Show More Summary

Damaged dam threatens Northern California towns

Californians who were ordered to evacuate due to a threat from erosion at the tallest dam in the United States can now return home after state crews working around the clock reinforced a drainage channel that was weakened by heavy r...

Damaged Dam System Threatens Northern California Towns

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The spillways of Oroville Dam, the nation's tallest, are on the brink of catastrophic failure.

Photos: You Can Now Feed Giraffes By Hand At The L.A. Zoo

The Masai giraffe, featured at the zoo, are the tallest land mammals in the world. [ more › ]

To Hell With Shovel Ready

The sorry state of American infrastructure is once again our focus. This time the peg is the Oroville Dam in California. It is the U.S.’s tallest dam, and it is in trouble. An emergency spillway was damaged, causing evacuation of 188,000 Californians. Show More Summary

What we know so far about problems at the tallest US dam

It's been more than a week since engineers at the nation's tallest dam noticed damage to an emergency spillway, starting a series of events that culminated with the two-day evacuation of nearly 200,000 California residents downstream from Oroville Dam.

North Korea's 'Hotel of Doom' is the world's largest abandoned building

This pyramid-shaped building in North Korea was once a contender for the tallest hotel in the world - but construction was interrupted in 1989 and it became the world's largest abandoned building instead. The notorious 105-story Ryugyong...Show More Summary

California Braces For Worst Winter Storm As Trump Declares State Of Emergency

The biggest winter storm of the season is expected to hit California this week as Trump declared emergencies in 34 counties across the state and officials work against the clock to the repair the nation’s tallest dam. California hasShow More Summary

Officials rush to drain lake behind battered dam

California's Department of Water Resources chief says repairs should hold at the nation's tallest dam, in the small town of Oroville.

The Latest: Officials cite progress on dam spillway repairs

The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local): 12:25 p.m. California water officials say they're making "great progress" on the repairs to … Click to Continue »

Banker's Heart in San Francisco, California

Outside one of the Financial District's tallest towers lies a glistening hunk of black granite that's come to represent a very odd symbol. The sculpture's official name is "Transcendence," and it was sculpted by Masayuki Nagare from 200 tons of black Swedish granite. Show More Summary

An 'aggressive, proactive attack' to prevent disaster at the Oroville Dam

With both spillways badly damaged and a new storm approaching, America’s tallest dam on Tuesday became the site of a desperate operation to fortify the massive structures before they face another major test.  A swarm of trucks and helicopters dumped 1,200 tons of material per hour onto the eroded...

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