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The Littlest Skyscraper by blumjos The Littlest Skyscraper by blumjos
Built during the 1920's oil boom by a traveling con-man/promoter, the building is only four stories tall. No one noticed that all the plans, promotional literature, etc. had tiny decimal points in all the crucial figures. i.e. 4.0 stories was taken as 40 stories. The project was oversubscribed by quite a bit and the project built to completion, upon which the promoter skipped town.

The investors started trying to sue or arrest him when the swindle became evident during construction, but were unable to since the contract was followed to the letter. They did recover a few dollars from the elevator company (who refused to honor their contract after they discovered the decimal points). Unable to get the crook, the investors funded a team which followed him around the country breaking up any deals he tried to put together.
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
awesome
i pass by this on a daily basis

good to know someone else knows about it
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blumjos Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Many thanks to Oddball Texas by Jerome Pohlen for the pointer on it. Had a bit of fun while I was in Wichita Falls. Looks to be a very fine community!
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
lol
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NIKON D40
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