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.

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Shanghai Nail House

Nail house, Hongkou, China

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London dept store built round a nail house

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