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9 of the world's thinnest buildings

By: Shea Gunther on Nov. 7, 2011, 9:54 a.m.
The Skinny Building in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,

Photo: walkthetown/flickr

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Skinny Building, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Pittsburgh's Skinny Building was built on a plot of land just 6 feet wide. The plot fronted what is now Forbes Street and was created after the city seized some, but not all, of the street-facing plots to widen the throughway. Most of the leftover plots were sold to the city. The lot now holding the Skinny Building was not sold, opening the way for the construction of this wonderful little building.