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Tokyo tower becomes the world’s tallest

Tokyo’s Sky Tree, the world’s tallest communications tower and the second largest building after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, was completed Wedneday after a two month delay caused by the tsunami that pounded Japan’s coast last March. The 2000-foot tower was originally scheduled to be completed in December but a shortage of building materials after the natural disaster wiped away ... Read More »

Saudi’s Kingdom approves plan to build world’s tallest building

Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding Company has approved a plan to build the world’s tallest building, according to a report on Tuesday. The $30bn Kingdom Tower will be located in Obhur, just outside of the port city of Jeddah, The Saudi Gazette said in its report, without revealing the source of the information. The 5,280-feet Kingdom Tower will exceed Dubai’s 3,281-feet ... Read More »

Police: building collapse in New Delhi kills 65

Rescuers hammered slabs of concrete and dug with their hands Tuesday to pull survivors and bodies from a five-story apartment building that collapsed into a mountain of rubble in a poor New Delhi neighborhood. At least 65 people were killed and scores injured. The 15-year-old building housing hundreds of people — mostly migrant workers and their families — collapsed Monday ... Read More »