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skyscraper

A multistory building with a steel skeleton that supports the weight of the building.
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After 9/11 the authorities get a bit tetchy about people causing security breaches on top of sky scrapers.
Some people win awards for sky scrapers that jump tens of stories into the sky in the middle of cities with populations in the millions.
The project will consist of eight residential sky scrapers along with suitable facilities and immunities.
Many, different versions of a flagged city began to emerge - castles, a circus, sky scrapers, a Fourth of July patriotic town.
Competitors ride past the Helms Bakery building, bike through the Fairfax District and Koreatown, run among downtown's soaring sky scrapers, past the renowned Disney Concert Hall and STAPLES Center, and end at LA LIVE
The route incorporates the sensational Rothschild Boulevard and other tree-lined streets of the Nonstop City exhibiting the vast collection of Bauhaus buildings, the Azrieli sky scrapers, the 8km stretch of beach promenade along the Mediterranean, the Sarona Templars Colony, HaYarkon Park and the ancient city of Jaffa and its historical port.
The chic white and black minimalist decor with door-to-ceiling glass facade (stylishly updated from its previous venue Vu's Bar) accentuates the blue water and sky scrapers that you look out at.
In a piece for Your Middle East, she talks of a "country with a long history that was once hailed as Arabia Felix, land of generosity, wisdom, coffee, the first sky scrapers, the land with many queens and great architecture," now overshadowed by "the hysteria of the decade: terrorism.