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  • Village officials: Leaning tower needs repairs

    Village officials: Leaning tower needs repairs
    West of the Edens Expressway on Touhy Avenue, amid the big-box stores and strip malls of northwest suburban Niles, stands a tower with a familiar slant.     It's called the Leaning Tower of Niles, a half-size replica of the famously skewed belfry in...
  • Beer Can House Houston: More than 50,000 cans make this a home

    Beer Can House Houston: More than 50,000 cans make this a home
    Beer Can House in Houston is a house covered in aluminum siding from flattened beer cans. The fence surrounding the house emits a silver glow from the bottoms of cans, and hundreds of can tops hang on strings from the roof edges, creating a metallic...
  • Florida Travel Guide for Scuba Diving

    Florida Travel Guide for Scuba Diving
    Known for its white sand beaches and thousands of miles of coastline, there is more to Florida's sun-filled fun than just the beach. With a diverse selection of underwater environments, Florida offers some of the world's best scuba diving. From the...
  • Florida's Marineland celebrates its past while moving forward

    Florida's Marineland celebrates its past while moving forward
    MARINELAND, Fla. - Her eyes are cloudy now, a blueish-gray haze blocking out some of the sunlight that glints off the water in her habitat. She doesn't always move as nimbly as the dozen other dolphins sharing her space, either. But that's OK, because...
  • A peek behind wall at Harry Potter's Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando

    A peek behind wall at Harry Potter's Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando
    We still can't see a whole lot of what's going up at Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley at Universal Studios. That construction wall is maddening to anxious Potterheads, who must wait until summer for unveiling and exploration. Park...
  • Legoland theme park and hotel built for kids

    Legoland theme park and hotel built for kids
    It's mid-afternoon on a hot summer day. After a full morning at a theme park, energy is running low. While the adults are ready to leave the fun behind for a few hours rest, there are many in the party who don't want to leave. Legoland has come up...
  • Getting up close and personal with Space Shuttle Atlantis

    Getting up close and personal with Space Shuttle Atlantis
    Atlantis is ready for its close-up. The orbiter that made the final flight of NASA's shuttle program now is in a new $100-million home created for it at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The 90,000-square foot attraction — called Space...
  • Piece of history to be saved when Orlando's round building flattened

    Piece of history to be saved when Orlando's round building flattened
    Downtown Orlando's iconic round building will soon be torn down — most of it, anyway. The old American Federal Building, which is owned by the city, will be demolished to make way for the plaza of the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing...
  • Work of art or just a lot of work? Repairs, budget cuts plague Broward's Main Library

    Since Hurricane Wilma struck eight years ago, the majestic, eight-story library downtown has been poked and prodded like a long-term hospital patient. Scaffolding stood in the way of its acclaimed architecture. Plastic tarps and yellow construction...
  • Officials probe why airport beams toppled

    Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport officials are investigating whether a design flaw or procedural error was at play after five enormous concrete runway support beams crashed three stories to the ground on Saturday. Assistant airport...
  • ADM exec buys $2.62 million Lincoln Park condo

    ADM exec buys $2.62 million Lincoln Park condo
    D. Cameron Findlay, ADM's recently hired senior vice president and general counsel, last month paid $2.62 million for a 21st-floor condo in a new tower in Chicago's Lincoln Park community. Findlay closed on the unit in early September, before Archer...