The New York City Council's decision this week to table an ambitious rezoning effort for a wide swath of Manhattan raises questions about the role of skyscrapers in the future of the city.
The deadly storm raging through southern Asia is a stark reminder of nature's ability to dramatically change the landscape. Typhoons with 190 mph winds can alter geography and turn a waterfront home into driftwood with remarkable ease.
The appearance of two mysterious barges on opposite coasts has sparked a flurry of rumors and speculation, primarily centered on their possible connection to Google. According to one widely-reported account, the barges are the first examples of floating data centers.
The elusive graffiti artist named Banksy is wreaking havoc in New York. To Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a large chunk of the real estate industry, Banksy is a property-destroying menace.
Five years after Wall Street firms led the global economy to the edge of the fiscal cliff, some of the biggest players are finally facing punishment. Blue chip banker JPMorgan is reportedly ready to pay $13 billion to settle civil cases brought by the government.