The World’s Tallest Wooden House
The Sutyagin House was a wooden house in Arkhangelsk, Russia.
The 13-story residence of crime lord Nikolai Petrovich Sutyagin was
reported to be the world’s, or at least Russia’s, tallest wooden house.
Constructed by Mr. Sutyagin and his family over 15 years (starting in
1992), without formal plans or a building permit, the structure
deteriorated while Mr. Sutyagin spent a number of years in prison for racketeering. In 2008 it was condemned as a fire hazard and completely torn down by 2009.