Stubborn property owners in north China refused to have their seven-storey building taken down for local town development.
The surrounded 10-lane road has had to narrow down to two single roads as cars drove past the building.
Pictures emerged showing the diamond-shaped road packed with cars at both ends as drivers wait to detour around the building block in the middle of the road.
According to sina.com, the re-routed road was open on December 2 in a residential area at Haxi New Area of Harbin, Heilongjiang Province.
One seven-storey building block was isolated from other buildings as a two-way road built around it.
It's reported that apartment owners living in the building refused to have their homes demolished as requested by the local urban planning bureau.
Both parties failed to agree on the compensation terms.