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Developer builds around woman's home

By RobotGod     Oct 2, 2007 in World
When 86-year-old Edith Macefield stubbornly refused a $1 million offer to move from her Seattle home, a developer decided he would start building a five-story tall project around it.
Yahoo reports that Macefield said that she doesn't need the money and that she doesn't want to move from her home.
She has lived there since 1966. Now, a concrete wall looms within feet of her kitchen window as the project rises.
The woman's 108-year-old house is the last home on the block near the Ballard bridge. Surprisingly, Macefield said that she doesn't mind the noise of the construction site.
There doesn't seem to be any hard feelings either.
Construction workers watch out for the older woman, particularly superintendent Barry Martin who says it's like having your grandmother around.
I wonder if she bakes for them and tells them to put a long sleeve shirt on.
Strange story, but they seem to have both found satisfaction with the solution.
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