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35 Times Stubborn Homeowners Refused To Move, And Faced Unexpected Consequences



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This Slender Gothic-Inspired Townhouse, Flanked By Massive Prewar Apartment Buildings Up And Down The Block

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Developers Were Forced Into Building Around These Holdouts In New York

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One Chinese Family Refused To Move Their Relatives Ancient Graves. The Small, Bizarre Column Stood 10 Meters Above The Foundation Floor For Months, Until They Finally Accepted Compensation



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Now A Church, This Queen Anne House Prevented Yet Another Apartment Building From Being Constructed

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This “Nail House” Is Blocking Traffic In Shanghai

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The Tenant Of This Apartment Building In Kunming, China, Has To Cross A Moat After The Contractors Dug A Ditch To Force The Last Family Out.

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A Nail House Sits In The Middle Of A Road Under Construction In Nanning, China, In April 2015. The Owner Of The House Didn’t Reach An Agreement With The Local Authority About Compensation For The Demolition

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Mrs Wu Ping Was The Only Person From 241 Properties Who Refused To Leave. She Battled With Contractors And Bids For Almost 3 Years Before Caving In April Of 2007 For Quite A Pretty Penny

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The Spiegelhalter Family Refused To Sell Their Shop To The Expanding Wickhams Department Store

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The Founders Of This Hotel Couldn’t Buy These Houses Due To The High Asking Price. So The Hotel Was Built Around The Two Buildings Instead, And They Are Now Souvenir Shops

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The ‘Million Dollar Corner’ That Macy’s Had To Build Around, And Then Hide Behind A Billboard

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