Sometimes some people refuse to give in to big corporations which want to buy their house. And that gives a surprising result!
No matter how much money these companies offer, no matter what the conditions, these homeowners refuse to move.
This gives some rather original architectural results!
Here are 20 examples:
Edith Macefield refused to sell her house despite a $20 million offer. She was the inspiration for Pixar's film: Up.
Mary Cook did not want to sell her narrow house. She is now stuck between two gigantic buildings.
These Chinese owners refused to move. The highway was built around.
The owner of a duplex in Toronto did not want to move, so they cut his duplex in two!
In Guangzhou, China, a highway was built around a building because three families refused to move.
In Portland, Randal Acker did not want to leave his house. A huge university building was built around it.
A house under a highway!
This Chinese farmer does not want to be relocated and his farm is now stuck between three highways.
These houses are stuck in the middle of these modern buildings in New York.
A Chinese family refuses to move the graves of their ancestors. The result is very strange.
In Roubaix, France, Salah Oudjani does not want to give up the coffee in which he worked for 46 years.
A resident refuses to give up his house surrounded by luxurious villas in Suzhou, China.
This hotel could not buy these houses because of their price. These are now souvenir gift shops.
These houses block a road in Shanghai.
This saloon refuses to move. A large apartment complex has been built around it.
The owner of this small house in Nanning, China, does not want to leave.
241 people left this neighborhood but not Ms. Wu Ping. In 2007, she finally gave in thanks to a generous compensation.
Tao Weiren refuses to leave the neighborhood. His little house is surrounded by huge buildings in Shanghai.
These people do not want to leave their 900-year-old village.
In Shanghai, this old house was the last to stay in this renovated area for the 2010 World Expo. It was later destroyed.
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