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Dezeen Debate newsletter features the world's skinniest skyscraper

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SHoP Architects has completed 111 West 57th Street in New York City, which is now both the world's skinniest skyscraper and the second tallest in the Western Hemisphere.

It was announced last week that the 1,428-foot-tall (435-metre) tower is ready for residents to move in.

Commenters aren't sure why it was built. One called it, "An awkward splinter in an otherwise graceful setting".

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OSO to suspend Boeing 747 jumbo jet aircraft between two buildings in Seattle

Other stories in this week's newsletter include OSO's decision to suspend a Boeing 747 aircraft between two towers in Seattle, Dyson's headphones designed to filter air pollution and reduce unwanted noise and plans for Foster + Partners to renovate the iconic Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco.

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