das Nagelhaus

das Nagelhaus

Word of the day:
das Nagelhaus

“A piece of property that did not become part of a larger building development because the residents refused to move.”

Here’s one in the Turbinenstraße in Zurich.

So cool. An even more extreme example is Seattle’s spite mounds – the property of people who refused to move despite a massive change in street level.

A few “spite mounds” stand amid the flattened remains of Denny Hill.

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