World’s Strangest

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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 [...]

Famous Architects Dressed as Their Buildings

It was 1931, the skyscraper era. At a ball in New York City, architects dressed as buildings they had designed: L-R: A. Stewart Walker (Fuller Building), Leonard Schultze (Waldorf-Astoria), Ely Jacques Kahn (Squibb Building), William Van Alen (Chrysler Building), Ralph Walker (1 Wall Street), D.E.Ward (Metropolitan Tower), Joseph H. Freelander (Museum of New York). Link | Photo: Ely [...]

The World’s Weirdest Skyscrapers

In our modern society, skyscrapers are often taken for granted as just another sign of urbanization, but imagine how incredible one of these massive structures would be to someone born a few hundred years ago. Of course, if you want to see some incredible towers that will impress even the most jaded city dweller, you [...]

Aqua skyscraper

The Aqua Tower is an 82-story mixed-use residential skyscraper in the Lakeshore East development in downtown Chicago. The building’s height of 819 ft (250 m), includes six levels of parking below ground. The building’s eight-story, 140,000 sq ft (13,000 m2) base is topped by a 82,550 sq ft (7,669 m2) terrace with gardens, gazebos, pools, [...]