"Nail house" in SW China to be demolished

Updated: 2007-04-02 21:39

CHONGQING - A Chinese couple's battle to stop developers from razing their home has finally come to an end with a negotiated agreement that will nevertheless see their house in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality demolished Monday evening.

Right in the middle of an excavated construction pit near the light rail station Yangjiaping in Southwest China's Chongqing stands lonely a two-storied brick building. [qq.com] Click here for more pictures of the "nail household"
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Wu Ping and Yang Wu, the owner of the only two-story brick building still standing in the development zone, left their house on Monday afternoon, according to local sources.

Their house in downtown Chongqing has been dubbed the "nail house" that refused to be hammered down. The couple have been fighting off bulldozers there since 2004.

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