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 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”.
A guy implied he was going to build a 480 ft skyscraper but labeled all the plans as 480″. Then he had it built 40′ tall as per the plans, pocketed the investment money and won in court because he didn’t technically defraud anyone.
There is a skyscraper in New York City with no windows.
Burj Khalifa is so tall that, from it, you can actually watch the same sun set or rise twice in a day. If you watch the sun set from the base of the building and then take a super fast elevator to the top of the building, that same sun has not set yet. There is a time gap of 2-3 minutes. The same is applicable vice versa with sunrise.
There is a skyscraper in Manhattan that doesn’t have any windows at all.
Since 2007, an unfinished skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela, has been re-appropriated by squatters into a vast ‘vertical slum’ which now includes grocery stores, hairdressers, and an unlicensed dentist.