skyscrapers

10 tallest buildings in the world

Rising upward more than a century now, skyscrapers have emerged to become the symbol of urban style and might. And what started in the late 1800s continues dynamically into the 21st century as we build higher and higher.

Empire State Building's view of NYC just got even better

The 4 million annual visitors to the Empire State Building will now be treated to an even more spectacular view of New York City -- a 360-degree expanse revealing the Hudson and the East rivers, the World Trade Center and Chrysler Building, Central Park and more.

NY students, teachers may be eligible for 9/11 benefits

New York City education officials are notifying thousands of former students, staff and teachers that they might be eligible for free health care or compensation through federal programs because of their exposure to the ground zero site at the time of the attack.

Study: 9/11 attack tied to cardiovascular risk in firefighters

Exposure to the enormous cloud of toxins, dust and debris that resulted from the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease among first-responder firefighters, according to a new study.

North Korea's Ryugyong Hotel 'of doom'

In 1987, ground was broken on a grand new hotel in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang. The pyramid-shaped, supertall skyscraper was to exceed 1,000 feet in height, and was designed to house at least 3,000 rooms, as well as five revolving restaurants with panoramic views.

US skyscrapers kill 600 million birds every year

Around 600 million birds die every year in the United States after striking tall buildings -- with Chicago, Houston and Dallas being especially deadly, according to research from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Chrysler Building put up for sale

The Chrysler Building, the art deco skyscraper that has been a key part of the New York City skyline for nearly 90 years, is up for sale.