Old streets in cities were sometimes at odd angles. This resulted in someone squeezing a building in to the available space. New Year is most famous with the Flatiron Building which appeared here. Oakland also had a building which I covered here. Vancouver has a similar building. I guess, if your city is of a certain vintage, you may well have something similar.
When I worked in Oakland, I got some images of the building on Broadway and Telegraph that slots into the narrow wedge shaped plot of land. In my post on that building which you can read here, I talked about the Flatiron Building in New York. Finally, on a work visit, I got to see the original (assuming it was built first). It happened to be right next to the place I was meeting a colleague for dinner. Couldn’t resist taking the camera along for that.