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Landmarks across the globe, including Times Square in NYC, went dark for 1 hour on March 29, 2014 to observe Earth Hour (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

World’s Iconic Landmarks Go Dark For Earth Hour

People around the world observed Earth Hour by turning off their lights between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. local time.

03/29/2014

Ray Kelly, Nik Wallenda

Kelly To Wallenda: You Will Not Be Doing NYC Skyscraper High Wire Act

Aerialist Nik Wallenda drew awe Sunday night as he successfully walked across the Grand Canyon without a harness, and now his sights are set on two of the most iconic buildings in New York City.

06/24/2013

View from the 103rd Floor of the Empire State Building - April 30, 2013 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Inaccessible New York: Up To The 103rd Floor Of The Empire State Building

In our Inaccessible New York series, we’ve taken you deep under the city at Grand Central Terminal. Now we’ll take you high atop it at the Empire State Building.

05/30/2013

Faucet (file / credit: Lars Baron/Getty Images)

New York City DEP Water Meter Upgrade Could Net Millions In Revenue

The city’s Department Of Environmental Protection will begin work to replace water meters in apartment buildings and skyscrapers, including the Chrysler Building. The DEP said the upgrade will be a money-maker.

08/27/2012

Herman Melville (Credit: melvillesociety.org/)

Homeless Chelsea Man Says He’s Descendant Of Herman Melville; Has Sights Set On $75 Million

Charles Cors has filed half-a-dozen lawsuits asserting that he’s a descendant of Moby-Dick author Herman Melville. His goal is to acquire what he claims is the $75 million estate of the nineteenth-century author.

06/24/2012

One World Trade Center is seen from Chopper 880 - New York, NY - Apr 3, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Port Authority: One World Trade Center To Pass Empire State Building Next Week

There is a sort of modern-day skyscraper race going on as One World Trade Center races to pass its 1,250-foot-tall landmark to the north.

04/24/2012

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Council OKs New Neighbor For Empire State Bldg

On Wednesday the New York City Council approved zoning and land use changes that will pave the way for a new 67-story tower at 15 Penn Plaza two blocks west of the 102-story Empire State landmark.

08/25/2010

The Empire State Building is seen from the corner of 6th Avenue and 42nd Street - New York, NY - Apr 10, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

NYC Skyscrapers To Go Dark To Help Migrating Birds

Some of New York City’s iconic skyscrapers are joining a campaign to help millions of migrating birds this fall.

08/18/2010

Scene from Spider-Man

Spider-Man’s Movie Guide To The Real New York City

The life of nerdy high-school loser Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) takes a super-heroic turn after getting bitten by a radioactive spider during a class field trip.

07/27/2010