| Sep 19, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Tourists of the world, come see the Hollywood sign: Just not too many of you, and don't get too close, or smoke....
| Dec 26, 2010
2010 is shaping up as The Year of the Tall. The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, which was designed and built by Chicago firms, opened in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The world's tallest Jesus statue was erected in western Poland. Tennis...
| Jan 24, 2011
I'm standing in front of the mirror in our stateroom, looking over my wife's shoulder and tying my black bow tie. It is our first sea day and the first of three formal nights on our leisurely eight-night early January crossing on Cunard Line's spanking-...
| Dec 20, 2010
| 8:21 PM
"Skywalkers: Mohawk Ironworkers Build the City"
By David Weitzman
Roaring Brook, $19.99, ages 10-14
A long tradition of Mohawk ironworkers working on the building of skyscrapers is often alluded to in books for young readers (about the Empire State...
| Aug 18, 2010
| 9:25 AM
Are you tough enough to handle New York City tourists?
That's what a company that sells audio tours and maps inside the Empire State Building is asking in a help-wanted ad on Craigslist.
"Tough-minded, thick-skinned, polished, professional customer-...
| Aug 20, 2010
| 10:57 AM
For decades, the Empire State Building has claimed the high skies of Midtown Manhattan, but a proposed skyscraper that will stand just two blocks away from the iconic building may soon change all that.
Owners of the Empire State Building were fuming...
| Aug 23, 2010
| 2:03 PM
The owner of the Empire State Building says the height of a proposed tower near the iconic skyscraper would forever alter the skyline of New York City.
Anthony Malkin took out a full-page ad in The New York Times Monday asking the City Council to...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 9:34 AM
A New York City Council committee has approved land use and zoning changes for a new skyscraper near the Empire State Building.
The full council votes later Wednesday.
The Empire State Building's owner opposes the project. Anthony Malkin says the...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 4:27 PM
The Empire State Building's owner lost his bid to stop a new skyscraper from rising in the neighborhood when the
New York City Council approved zoning and land use changes Wednesday that pave the way for the 1,190-foot tower.
The project, called 15 Penn...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 9:29 PM
Over the towering objections of owners of the Empire State Building, New York's City Council refused to block the construction of a 67-story office tower just blocks away from the iconic skyscraper that has defined the city's skyline for 80 years....
| Aug 26, 2010
| 6:10 AM
As Brooklyn marks the 100th birthday of Mother Theresa and thousands get set to protest the Empire State Building's refusal to do the same, Lionel lets loose. Honoring the Catholic nun and Nobel Prize winner is a "no-brainer," he says.
WATCH LIONEL LET...