In interviews published today, Trierweiler says she “fell from a skyscraper” when she learned that Hollande was having an affair with an actress
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Thursday 12 January 2012
Super-tall skyscrapers are popping up all over the place. A sign of growing prosperity, presumably? Far from it, says a new report. Tom Bawden discovers why prestigious high-rises tend to presage economic doom
Wednesday 11 January 2012
A skyscraper building boom in China and India may be a sign of an impending economic collapse, according to financial experts.
Saturday 10 December 2011
It sounds an extravagant solution to the pre-Christmas blues, but if you want to escape the relentless gloom on this side of the Atlantic try a weekend in New York.
Thursday 24 November 2011
A meeting of wealth and innovation – the skyscraper is the defining symbol of our age. A new book dissects the workings of our megatowers. Will Dean meets its author
Monday 14 November 2011
When X Factor fans had to wait a horrifying 15 minutes for their fix, they became part of a chequered television tradition
Thursday 25 August 2011
On 25 August 1944, following four years of occupation, Paris was finally liberated from Hitler's control.
Thursday 18 August 2011
A rubbish lorry has crashed through a parking garage wall three stories up in New York, leaving it dangling off the edge.
Sunday 07 August 2011
Friday 22 July 2011
Jonathan Lee's debut takes us from the grey of Bristol to the sparkle of Tokyo (with its "million-coloured veinwork" and it's glittering skyscrapers that "marshalled across the skyline").
Friday 15 July 2011
Any visitor to New York will know that it doesn't usually take much for the traffic in Manhattan to grind to a halt. But on Wednesday night at around 8.25pm local time, it was an extraordinary solar phenomenon that caused the city centre to turn to gridlock.
Saturday 09 July 2011
When the Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889, it was originally – like the London Eye – intended to be a temporary installation, the entrance to the Exposition Universalle in the French capital. Once the magnificently tapering structure was complete, it quickly became the biggest draw in Paris. Plans to dismantle it were overturned, and for the next 41 years it was the highest structure in the world (until superseded by the Chrysler Building in New York).
Dylan Jones: 'Anyone who’s ever got drunk on Pina Coladas never wants sugar in their drink again'
Saturday 09 July 2011
Many an idea begins in jest. Especially when you're abroad, in a bar, the sun is setting, and you've just finished work for the day. There were three of us, in the Los Angeles outpost of Trader Vic's, opposite CAA, one of the biggest talent pools in town.
Friday 01 July 2011
First came The Road and The Rapture; now Then. It's easy to see why the apocalypse appeals to novelists, with its opportunities for metaphor and for putting protagonists in demanding situations. In Julie Myerson's novel, a scorchingly hot February day is followed by sudden darkness, conflagrations and an Impact Winter. Survivors eke out a brutal existence of scavenging and fighting in the city's ruins. Groping her way from one harrowing day to the next, the first-person narrator can't remember anything, not even her name.
Tuesday 29 March 2011
A French skyscraper climber successfully scaled the world's tallest building, even navigating the tapered spire that extends beyond the top floors of the Dubai structure.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
New video of the 9/11 attacks, shot from a police helicopter, has been published on the internet.
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