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Sam Kee Building in Vancouver

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Sam Kee Building, Vancouver, Canada

The Sam Kee Building in Vancouver is like the Pittsburgh Skinny House in that it might be better to describe it as a shallow building. It was also created after the city annexed part of a street-fronting plot, leaving a wide, but shallow piece that was later developed into a block-wide building that is just 4 feet 11 inches deep.