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.
One of the tourist attractions in Gastown in Vancouver is the Steam Clock. Sitting on a street corner, this looks like a giant grandfather clock with steam whistles on the top of it. It was surrounded by tourists and the number of selfies being taken was substantial. We were there close to the top of the hour so we waited around to see what happened. Below is some video of the lock striking the hour if striking is the right word.