Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 11:02 AM
this report on Netease (in Chinese), illustrated with images by a Xinhua News Agency photographer.
'Nail house' (钉子户) refers to a house whose owners refuse to move out to make way for redevelopment. The Nail House of Chongqing rose rapidly to national fame in the last few weeks, largely because photos of the house looked so cool, and were spread rapidly around the Internet.
The Netease article does not mention the settlement or what happened to the owners of the house.
UPDATE: From ESWN:
See these posts on Danwei for more information about the Nail House:
March 22: Property rights: the coolest nail house in history
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Thanks to George for the tip.
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