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A Look at China's "Nail Houses"

A Look at China's "Nail Houses"
A Look at China's "Nail Houses", © Reuters / Image via The Atlantic
© Reuters / Image via The Atlantic

China's rapid growth has led to some unusual situations; shocking images of so-called "nail houses" continue to circle the internet, depicting defiant homeowners refusing to give up their homes for low compensation in the name of "progress." Standalone homes, and even some graves, are being surrounded by high-rise development and roadways, as land disputes play out in court. The Atlantic has just published a fascinating round-up of these peculiar situations. You can view them all, here.

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Karissa Rosenfield
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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "A Look at China's "Nail Houses"" 17 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/620979/a-look-at-china-s-nail-houses/> ISSN 0719-8884
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© Reuters / Image via The Atlantic

中国“钉子户”

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