The wheels of progress may turn slowly, but they don't ever stop, as these nine landlords have learned the hard way. Our friends at Oobject have assembled the best examples of what resisting gentrification gets you.
Nail house in front of shopping centre, Changsha City, China.
Nail house in path of shopping mall development, Chongqing, China.
Nail house in path of financial centre development, Shenzhen, China.
Shanghai Nail House.
Nail house, Hongkou, China.
Bizarre burial ground isolated by skyscrapers in Shanxi.
Narita airport Japan, runway interrupted by farmers land.
London dept store built round a nail house.
Condo built around Edith Macefield's house in Seattle.