Nail Houses

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Nail Houses

In China, a "nail house" is a home whose resident refuses to leave in order to make way for new construction. Builders have to elaborately construct around it, often leaving behind an eyesore so awesome that it's almost a sculpture. Here are some of the most famous examples of nail houses.


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I like the homage to "Up" in that Seattle one.

What strikes me most is how quickly that construction must have gone up around those buildings. And of course, eventually the foundation is going to fall out from under most of them from erosion.