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Philly joins the super-skyscraper club

Just a six years after completing the tallest building in Philadelphia, the Comcast Center at 974 feet, Comcast has announced plans for Philadelphia to join that elite group of cities around the world with skyscrapers exceeding the magical 1,000 foot threshold. … Continue reading

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Skyscraper envy? – the rise of the “super-scraper”

Last night while surfing the net I stumbled across a story I had not known before. A 3,445 foot tall, 189 story skyscraper (Azerbaijan Tower) is planned in the Central Asian city of Baku, Azerbaijan. Needless to say, it would be … Continue reading

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