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US cities in architectural arms race to the sky

Officials and developers are seeking to punctuate skylines with exclamation points in vying for the world's attention
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 05:50

Florida

AMERICAN cities are starting an architectural arms race to the sky with super-sized Ferris wheels, a 100-story observation tower and maybe even a mammoth golf ball atop a 300-foot (91m) tee planted in the Arizona desert.

From Phoenix to Camden, New Jersey, city officials