Sunday, June 12, 2011

Weird Texas Part 2, World's Smallest Skyscraper, Wichita Falls, Texas

World's Smallest Skyscraper, Wichita Falls, Texas

This tiny building was constructed in 1919 with $200,000 that investors gave to the proposed skyscraper after seeing it's plans. Since they were too busy thinking about money to use common sense, they missed a major flaw.
The architectural plans were drawn out by a Philadelphia scam artist, who drew it out in inches instead of feet. The result is the HUGE skyscraper pictured above, towering 4 stories into the Wichita Falls sky! It's also very wide, 10 foot by 16 foot. Meanwhile those intelligent investors I mentioned earlier, well they couldn't do anything about it, they had already signed the plans. They did get the cost of the elevator back, which was never out in for obviuos reasons. So there you have it, that's how the world's smallest skyscraper came to be.

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