I read in the business section of the Washington Post that Chicago, despite its best efforts, no longer has the tallest building in the world. I don't mean that the building in question, the Sears Tower, upped and moved to the suburbs while desperate city officials trotted alongside it, waving their final tax-abatement offers in a last-ditch effort to keep it where it was. That would have been on the front page of the Washington Post.

What I mean is that a taller building was built in another city. That city is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, not the first place that comes...

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