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The Whimsical 'Dr. Seuss House' in the Alaskan Woods

Abandoned Buildings | August 30, 2017

This whimsical house is located in the sparse woods in Willow, Alaska. The locals calls it the 'Dr. Seuss House,' and it's easy to see why.

The structure stand 185 feet high, built in what looks like several layers of a wedding cake. What's even stranger is the fact that the house is unfinished - and has been for the past 15 years.

There was very little information about the house or its owner until local reporters started looking into it. They found that the house had a real name: Goose Creek Tower, and that it was owned by Phil Weidner, an Anchorage attorney. They also found out that the upper layers of the house were built on the ground first then were set into place using a crane.

The original owner worked on the tower for 10 years before he died. Then it sat abandoned for the next 10 years, until a new owner purchased it and started renovations.

It was said that the original owner built the house with an awesome view of Mt. McKinley. It so happens that the house was built right after a forest fire, so the surrounding trees were all newly grown and still short then. As the trees grew, they blocked his view of Mt. Mckinley so he would add another layer to the house, eventually ending with the structure you'd see now.

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