In 1925 William Randolph Hearst purchased the cloisters of a Spanish monastery, had it dismantled brick by brick, and shipped it all to the US. The pieces sat in a Brooklyn, NY warehouse for 26 years until two entrepreneurs bought them and rebuilt the structure in North Miami, FL.
Industrialist Henry Clay Frick feuded with Andrew Carnegie after they split as business partners. He even built his skyscraper, the Frick Building, directly adjacent to one of his buildings to keep it constantly in the shadows.
The largest building in Kentucky is a 4,000,000 square foot man-made cavern underneath the city of Louisville that houses businesses, storage facilities, ziplines, and a mountain bike park.
The 58-story Millennium Tower, the “Leaning Tower of San Francisco”, has sunk 18 inches with lean of 14 inches (as of 2018). Residents have reported various “creaking” and “popping sounds”.
The US had to abandon construction of a border fort in New York State after realising that they’d accidentally built it on the Canadian side of the border. It was promptly nicknamed “Fort Blunder”.
The largest brick building in the Americas is located on an uninhabited island 68 miles west of Key West.
The shrine buildings at Ise, Shinto’s holiest site, are torn down & rebuilt every 20yrs in line with the belief in the impermanence of all things & as a way to pass building techniques across generations. The buildings have existed for ~1300yrs; the 63rd rebuilding occurs in 2033.
The Pentagon is 6.5M square ft (2X the Empire State Building) and is occupied by 23,000 people, making it the biggest office building in the world. Also, it was designed so that no point in the building is more than a 10 minutes walk from another point. Construction took just 16 months.
Hangleton Manor, the oldest secular building in Hove, England, has a cursed dovecote reputedly haunted by ghost pigeons.