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Wichita Falls, Texas: World's Shortest Skyscraper

Only four stories tall, and skinny. The city was duped by a con man into paying for a skyscraper 480 inches high, rather than 480 feet. You can climb to the top; access is through the Artifact Emporium antique shop next door. "World's Littlest Skyscraper" sign out front.

La Salle Ave., Wichita Falls, TX
Known as the McMahon Building, built of red brick and very skinny. Northeast side of downtown. At the corner of 7th and La Salle Sts, just south of the railroad tracks.
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World's Littlest Skyscraper.

World's Shortest Skyscraper

Go inside, look around -- it's a great little shop! Nice owner and cute clothes and home decor.

[Chiffon, 03/20/2021]
World's Shortest Skyscraper

The World's Shortest Skyscraper is currently open to the public, and is occupied by a marvelous little antique shop called Hello Again. Admission is free, but there's a donation jar at the top, as well as Shortest Skyscraper souvenirs and some very reasonably priced decor items in the antique shop. My wife bought a plate with a frog on it. I'm told it was a great deal.

[S. Michael wilson, 03/04/2020]

Note that "at the top" of the World's Shortest Skyscraper is only 40 feet above the ground.

World's Smallest Skyscraper.

World's Smallest Skyscraper

It's a lot smaller than most skyscrapers!

[Annmarie, 06/03/2018]

Littlest Skyscraper.

Worlds Smallest Skyscraper

It's the smallest skyscraper in the world.

[Robert Hughes, 06/15/2016]
World's Smallest Skyscraper

The tiny skyscraper is now open. Entry is through the antique shop beside it; the owners opened a door into the skyscraper, cut access to each floor, and installed a staircase. You get a view of downtown from the windows on the top floor. It is not handicapped-accessible, unless you are able to climb stairs. There's no charge, but you might be tempted buy something for sale in the shop.

[Lee, 10/11/2015]

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