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.
On a construction site of a shopping mall, Chongqing, China, 2007
I'm a little confused here. The Chinese government isn't known for its respect for human rights. Why is it that they're not just dragging the people out of there kicking and screaming and knocking down those houses regardless? I'm not saying they should be doing that, I'm just perplexed as to why they aren't.