NEW YORK (AP) — Tall buildings aren't what they used to be.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat says the developers of many new super-skyscrapers have been sticking huge, useless needles on top of them so they can be marketed as being among the world's tallest.
The trend means that many towers now appearing on lists of super-tall buildings actually have fewer floors than the old behemoths they are knocking out of the top ranks.
New York's unfinished One World Trade Center is among the top offenders, thanks to the 408-foot needle installed on its roof.
But it's hardly the worst in terms of "vanity height."
The Chicago-based council says 44 of the world's 72 tallest buildings got over the symbolic 300 meter mark by adding a decorative spire.
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A tractor trailer veered off the road and went through a fence, while crashing into the Forest Hill Cemetery, in Fredonia, Friday morning.
Officials in Wyoming have captured a wanted man and his girlfriend, who were allegedly heading to Buffalo.
After a slow and slippery commute Thursday night, many western New Yorkers are waking up early, hoping they can get to work on time Friday morning.
NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a court order to prevent a Buffalo woman from ever selling puppies again.
Around 5 p.m. on Thursday near the corner of Model City Road and Rt. 104, police say 84-year-old Jose Martinez was hit by a car driven by 82-year-old Maura Nolan. Both are residents of Lewiston.
The Erie County Legislature approved a resolution Thursday to immediately hire 15 seasonal drivers to fill a staff shortage.