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  • The Hranrarii city, from its sky-piercing vertical scale to its vast network of natural and constructed subterranean water-channels that served as personal and vehicular transit connections to its nearest neighbors, was easily the equal of anything that any Federation world might have produced.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire

  • The Hranrarii city, from its sky-piercing vertical scale to its vast network of natural and constructed subterranean water-channels that served as personal and vehicular transit connections to its nearest neighbors, was easily the equal of anything that any Federation world might have produced.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire

  • The Hranrarii city, from its sky-piercing vertical scale to its vast network of natural and constructed subterranean water-channels that served as personal and vehicular transit connections to its nearest neighbors, was easily the equal of anything that any Federation world might have produced.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire

  • From Quito to Kigali, what happens when these sky-piercing towers are replicated 'on a dime'?

    Cameron Sinclair: The Architect's Dilemma: Part 2

  • For the past twenty years the voice of the architecture profession has mainly been drowned out by the computer generated sky-piercing towers of luxury.

    Cameron Sinclair: The Architect's Dilemma: The Architecture of Excess vs. an Architecture of Relevance

  • Sinclair claims that until the recent crash, the "voice of the architecture profession has mainly been drowned out by computer generated sky-piercing towers of luxury."

    Frances Anderton: "Excess" Versus "Relevance" Is an Irrelevant Debate

  • Johnston Lien stood at the open door of the tram, one elbow crooked around a guardrail, her blue eyes squinting in the morning glare at the sky-piercing needle of the orbital elevator to the south.

    The Year's Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection

  • Office buildings went from sky-piercing steel and glass to squat, square, converted warehouses.

    Devil's Bargain

  • On either side, in purple distance, sprang sky-piercing obelisks and vapor-mantled glaciers, spangled with bright snow, and shodden with eternal forest.

    Erema

  • There was a sky-piercing tower in the middle of it, carved with abstract water and cloud shapes, that held the bells that signaled the changes of the hours for everyone in the city.

    The Lark And The Wren

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