India’s richest man, and the fourth-richest man in the world, has eschewed understatement and built a 27-story Mumbai skyscraper, as Forbes reported this morning. Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani plans to move into 570-foot building, called Antila, this month. But in addition to being an imposing postmodern edifice, it likely sets a record as the world’s most expensive residential home. The Telegraph reports the home is worth £630 million, or $1 billion. Yes, you read that right.
Rapper T.I. talked a suicidal man down from a 22-story Atlanta skyscraper on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old hip-hop star (real name: Clifford Harris) heard about the situation on the radio and drove to the building, home of Atlanta radio station V-103.

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He quickly joined the crowd and law enforcement officials outside the building and volunteered to help police persuade the stranger not to commit suicide.

The man agreed to come down in exchange for a few minutes face-to-face with the rapper.

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The man seemed to be "beat up by life," the rapper later told the Associated Press.

"I told him it ain't that bad. It'll get better, to put the time and effort into making it better," he said. "I just reminded him ... it looks bad right now, but it can turn around."

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The man, whose name hasn't been released, was taken to a hospital for psychological evaluation.

The rapper is due in court Friday for a parole hearing after being arrested on suspicion of drug offenses last month in Los Angeles. He's on supervised release after spending a year in prison on federal weapons charges.
Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple lost a lawsuit arguing that the city government shouldn’t have approved construction of a skyscraper by Mitsubishi Estate Co.

Judge Yutaka Kawakami of the Tokyo District Court today dismissed the case opposing a 37-story apartment block in the capital’s Asakusa district about 400 meters west of Sensoji temple without giving reasons.

PNB to build 100-storey skyscraper in KL by 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) will build Malaysia’s tallest building near the historic Merdeka Stadium at a cost of about RM5 billion with completion expected in 2015, it was announced today.

No height was mentioned for the 100-storey 'supertall' building but there is virtually no chance the new skyscraper will surpass the current world’s tallest building — the 160-storey Burj Khalifa, which stands at 828m tall.
MUMBAI, India (KABC) -- A house in India is so big it requires 600 staffers to take care of it.

The skyscraper in Mumbai has 27 stories and is 570 feet tall. The home took seven years to build and features nine elevators, a ballroom, a health club and a mini-theatre.

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Skyscraper 12 Stalled Projects Around the World They were supposed to be shining examples of super-tall architecture, towers that celebrate the prosperity of their respective urban locations. But after the economic meltdown began in 2008, hundreds of promising projects around the world came to a grinding halt – even those in the middle of construction. Some of these 13 stalled skyscrapers may be completed if funds ever flow again, but others will sit in silence until developers come up with new ideas to take their places.