| 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...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 5:13 PM
"It has become conventional wisdom that the BP-funded response to the spill was a chaotic and mismanaged affair, driven by corporate avarice, lacking in urgency, and at times willfully negligent of the problem's scope … The evidence for this is...
| Dec 28, 2010
CITY HALL — Glendale could receive solar power generated by a tower higher than the Empire State Building under a nearly $200-million agreement that goes to the City Council next week.
Earlier this month, the City Council introduced the proposed...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 11:10 AM
The owners of the Empire State Building have agreed to a two-year deal to buy wind-generated electricity to power the iconic skyscraper.
The deal, which was brokered with Green Mountain Energy, will make the Empire State Building the city's largest...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Former Laguna Beach mayor and businessman Charlton Phillips Boyd died Feb. 3 in Dana Point. He was 91.
"Anyone who can live their lives the way 'Charlie' did and make it to 91 will have pr etty good lives," City Councilwoman Verna Rollinger said....
| Feb 13, 2011
| 9:42 PM
Boeing rolled out a new jumbo jet on Sunday, hoping to relive the glamour of the birth of the 747 over 40 years ago and use it to boost slow sales.
The 747-8 Intercontinental will seat 467 passengers, 51 more than the current version of the 747, and...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 12:44 PM
It's a time-proven format for romantic comedy: Balance the more or less conventional love story between one couple with a more volatile relationship between their best friends.
Shakespeare used it brilliantly in "Much Ado About Nothing," where...
| May 25, 2012
In early 1969, a young artist working in the Nevada desert had an idea for an epic sculpture. Michael Heizer had found a 120-ton boulder in the mountains and wanted to set it above a trench dug in a dry lake bed.
Visitors would be able to walk into the...
| May 31, 2012
| 12:49 AM
Empire State Building Goes Green
Empire State Building owner Tony Malkin and Johnson Controls Vice President Clay Nesler talk about how the iconic landmark was transformed into an energy-efficient skyscraper. They also talk about how the retrofit of...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 10:53 AM
Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists hit the desert this week to get eyeball to eyeball with a passing asteroid, using a massive satellite dish to ping microwaves off the huge space object and gain a sense of what it is made of and when it is coming...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 5:00 PM
Big Ben, the landmark clock and tower in London, is getting a name change and a sex change of sorts. Big Ben is now Big Liz.
Lawmakers voted to permanently change the name of the tower to The Elizabeth Tower in honor of Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee....