Illegal rooftop villa threatens structure of Beijing apartment

08/14/2013 | MSN · CNN · Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A hill and villa constructed on the roof of a 26-story apartment building in Beijing will be demolished because residents say it has affected the building's pipe system and structural integrity. The rooftop project has been called the "most outrageous illegal structure." Professor Zhang Biqing, owner of the structure, said it was "just an ornamental garden." The building has become a symbolic representation of the rift between China's wealthy and not-so-wealthy populations, according to The Associated Press.

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