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The Sutyagin House was the 13-story residence of Nikolai Petrovich Sutyagin and reportedly the world's tallest wooden house. Constructed without formal plans or a building permit, the structure deteriorated while Mr. Sutyagin spent a few years in prison for racketeering. In 2008, it was condemned as a fire hazard and ordered to be demolished. The tower was pulled down, and the remainder was dismantled manually. The remaining four-storey structure burned to the ground on May 6, 2012.