Latest Tower Stories

2013-08-18 23:03:03

“The Tower” was featured on NewsWatch as part of its popular segment, “Biz Report”, that takes a look at small companies around the globe that are setting trends and making a difference. Andrew Tropeano, host of “Biz Report”, shared with viewers how the online magazine is properly reporting on the culture and political situations in the Middle East. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 18, 2013 “The Tower” was featured on NewsWatch as part of its popular segment, “Biz...

2013-07-31 23:20:54

Sixth Annual Extreme Stair Climb to take place at Stratosphere Tower Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 It is called an extreme stair climb for a reason. On Sunday, March 2, 2014, hundreds of athletes of all abilities will climb all 108 floors and 1,455 steps inside the iconic Stratosphere Tower, the highest building west of the Mississippi River, to raise money for the American Lung Association in Nevada’s mission of preventing lung diseases and promoting lung health. You could be...

2013-01-05 05:03:42

The American Lung Association in Nevada (ALAN), Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announce the fifth annual Scale the Strat, an extreme stair climb event and fundraiser at the world famous Stratosphere Tower, on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 Scale the iconic Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas, Nevada and take steps to help end lung disease. The American Lung Association in Nevada (ALAN), Stratosphere Casino,...

6.8 Million Birds Die Each Year At Communication Towers
2012-04-26 06:38:56

More than 6 million birds die every year as they migrate from the United States and Canada to Central and South America, according to a new study published Apr. 25 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The birds are killed by the 84,000 communication towers that dot North America and can rise nearly 2,000 feet into the sky. "This is a tragedy that does not have to be," said lead author Travis Longcore of the University of Southern California. The taller the tower the greater the threat, the...

2011-02-18 10:43:12

TAU describes how Jericho's 11,000-year-old "cosmic" tower came into being Discovered by archaeologists in 1952, a 28-foot-high stone tower discovered on the edge of the town of Jericho has puzzled scientists ever since. Now, eleven millennia after it was built, Tel Aviv University archaeologists at the ancient site Tel Jericho are revealing new facts about the world's first skyscraper." Recent computer-based research by doctoral student Roy Liran and Dr. Ran Barkai of Tel Aviv University's...

2011-01-12 08:35:00

Experts at the Technical Centre for Mechanical Industries (CETIM) in France have assembled a digital model of the Eiffel Tower in order to help those in charge of the landmark maintain its safety and durability in the years to come, the organization announced on Wednesday. "How can the Eiffel Tower structures be protected against the wears of time and how can the safety and durability of this building which is still the most visited monument in the world be guaranteed?" CETIM officials...

2009-08-05 16:35:32

United Airlines asked the city of Chicago for a $25 million subsidy to defer costs of moving to the recently renamed Willis Tower, a city alderman said. Second Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti said the airline would relocate about 2,500 employees to the recently renamed 110-story building that was formerly named the Sears Tower after Sears & Roebuck, its first primary tenant. Rita Athas, executive director of World Business Chicago, said, the collateral benefit to all the small businesses...

2009-07-16 07:48:37

The iconic Sears Tower in Chicago has a new name and more than a few disgruntled fans, an online group protesting the change said. Originally named after its first tenant, Sears Roebuck & Co., the 110-story skyscraper, still the tallest building in North America, will be officially renamed the Willis Tower after its current occupant, Willis Group Holdings, a British insurance company, CNN reported. The name change officially takes place Thursday, but a group called People Against the...

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