Seattle developers offered a woman named Edith Macefield $750,000 dollars for her house, which was appraised at around $120,000. They wanted to build a shopping mall. Macefield turned down the money, but they built it anyway. The mall enveloped her house on three sides.
When it was built in 1977, Citicorp Center was, at 59 stories, the seventh-tallest building in the world. You can pick it out of the New York City skyline by its 45-degree angled top. But it's the base of the building that really makes the tower so unique. The bottom nine of its 59 stories are stilts.
The United States military is not known for being touchy-feely. There's not much hugging or head-patting, and superiors don't always have the authority to offer a serviceman a raise or promotion. But when a member wants to show appreciation, they can use challenge coins.