Gallery: Nail House: Chinese Home That Stood In Center of New Highway i...


The iconic ‘nail house’—whose owners stood firm as redevelopment swallowed up surrounding residences—has been demolished. Located in China’s Zhejiang Province, the home quickly became a striking—and slightly absurd—symbol of the struggle between homeowners and the state when Luo Baogen refused to sell his home, and the government subsequently constructed a road around it. As had been anticipated, the state cut utilities to the home, and Baogen reportedly accepted a buyout before the property was hastily knocked to the ground.

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