Tuesday, April 10, 2007

World's Narrowest Shopping Building

The Sam Kee Building at 8 West Pender Street, Vancouver, Canada is an internationally renowned narrow building, including a lower-level extension beneath the sidewalk, located at the traditional entry to Vancouver's historic Chinatown. Someone told me that an insurance company and a kawasaki atv dealer rent the building for their offices.

World's Narrowest building - 1912
World's Narrowest Shopping Building - 1912


Chris said...


Why is it so thin? And have you been inside?

ESL Learner said...

They just wanted to use the space efficiently to make more money :-)

It's in commercial area.

I just passed by there :-)

Carol said...

I love this photo! Such a great shot and such interesting background too!


Hope all is well with you.


Teena said...

Very cool! I don't remember seeing it when we were there two years ago.