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The World’s Littlest Skyscraper

Image: Solomon Chaim/Wikimedia The world’s smallest skyscraper is a four-story Newby-McMahon Building in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas. It’s only 40 feet (12 m) tall. So, why is it called a skyscraper? The whole thing began [...]

The Late Movies: Coney Island Soundtrack

On this date in 1927, the historic Cyclone roller coaster opened at Coney Island. (You could ride it for 25 cents back then. Now it’s eight bucks a person!) The Cyclone was declared a New York City landmark on July 12, 1988, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 26, [...]