Building Code Violation: Man Builds a Mountain Peak on 26-Story Apartment in China

Man builds mountain lair atop city block in China.

A wealthy man who spent six years building a rocky complex of rooms, rocks, trees and bushes on top of a 26-story Beijing apartment high-rise has been asked to tear it down — backed by a 15-day deadline.

Angry neighbors say they’ve complained for years that the unauthorized, 800 square-foot mansion was damaging the building’s structural integrity and its drainage system.

The villa’s owner has been identified as the head of a traditional Chinese medicine business and former member of the district’s political advisory body who resides on the building’s 26th floor.


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