Friday, 17 March 2017

Skyscraper Caper

The Newby-McMahon building is called "The World's Smallest Skyscraper".

In 1919, a man convinced people to give him lots of money to build a skyscraper.

The people thought it was going to be 480 feet tall (~146 meters) but they didn't look at the plans closely enough because the plans showed it would really be 480 inches (~12 meters)

After the building was finished, the people tried to get their money back but a judge decided that because the people had agreed to the plans, no crime had occurred.

Newby-McMahon building - The World's Smallest SkyScraper

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