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Inscrutable Chinaman Builds Rooftop Mountain, Pisses off Neighbors

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  1. Atomic Fireball

    Atomic Fireball Well-Known Member
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    By Victoria Wei in Beijing

    Officials are hunting a man who infuriated neighbours by building an elaborate residence on an apartment block.

    About six years ago Zhang Biqing, said to be an ex-army medic, started his grand project to cover the rooftop of the 26-storey Beijing building with fake rocks, real greenery and even a swimming pool.


    But residents have expressed their anger at the penthouse, which has no permission or licence to be there.

    Mr Zhang, who became famous after inventing a system of Chinese acupuncture treatment, managed to carry out the building work despite years of constant complaints.

    The project has allegedly caused water leaks and structural damage to the flats downstairs.


    One family who lives at the opposite building told Sky News that the work was hugely intrusive.

    They said it was loud and very bright and it meant they could not open their curtains at night.

    "It was not only the construction work that carried on at night but also the camera at the top that seemed to be working and recording all the time - we don't have any privacy," the woman, who did not want to be named, told Sky News.

    "I heard the swimming pool has caused floods to downstairs flats a few times; those poor families."

    Local shopkeepers and security guards suggested bribes had possibly exchanged hands, claiming there were close connections between Mr Zhang and the compound's management, who turned a blind eye to the project.

    Chinese officials have given Mr Zhang 15 days to vacate the residence in the city's west district of Haidian - but they face a major issue.

    "The only thing now for us is that we can't find the owner," said the Beijing City Enforcement Bureau's Chen Yu told reporters.


    "We have issued a lot of summonses, but he never came to us to be investigated."

    But local media managed to find Mr Zhang, who told them he had to keep the villa to accommodate "famous people coming to stay and sing".

    "I live here, so I'm not worried about the complaints," Mr Zhang said.

    http://news.sky.com/story/1127962/china-mountain-villa-on-tower-block-must-go


    [​IMG]The apartment is on the roof of the 26-storey building[​IMG]The pool is said to have flooded other apartments[​IMG]Mr Zhang has been given 15 days to leave the residence. (Pic: Victoria Wei)[​IMG]Beijing authorities say they cannot find the owner
     
  2. Ballbuster1

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    That's fucking awesome.
     
  3. gorram

    gorram ;)

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    Lulz at the amount of work it is going to take to get rid of all that.
     
  4. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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    chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature
     
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  5. Creasy Bear

    Creasy Bear gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
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    I like the cut of Zhang's jib.
     
  6. Atomic Fireball

    Atomic Fireball Well-Known Member
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    This isn't a guy who built the railroads here
     
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    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    It's China... just demolish it with the people still inside.
     
  8. SatansCheerledr

    SatansCheerledr Ideologically Unsound

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    Um, I doubt he threw that up overnight.

    What, nobody noticed him building a fucking mountain on the roof till he was finished?








    Oh yea, Chinaman.
     
  9. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    Them chinks wished they had a no-snitch culture, yo.
     
  10. tattered

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    Calmer than you are
     
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  11. Guilty Spark

    Guilty Spark It's freeing and refreshing

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    Me chinee, me make goof. Me build mountain on your roof.
     
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  12. jimmyslostchin

    jimmyslostchin Malarkey is slang for bullshit isn't it?

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    The Donger's living large.
     
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    I bet he has some pretty sweet water slides and tunnels in there.
     
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    I laugh my ass off when an elder says "Chinaman" or Oriental...
     
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    Better than the spanish. Im sure there is elevators.
     
  16. mascan42

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    When asked why he built it, Loy Nealy responded: "This is impoltant. This means something."
     
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    Seriously. Who the fuck let him get that far to begin with?

    I do however like it.
     
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    It's an adult "fort" it's awesome.
     
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    Only if you have a giant man-servant with razor sharp teeths to toss useless underlings off the roof.
     
  20. SatansCheerledr

    SatansCheerledr Ideologically Unsound

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    That would be a perk, but not a deal breaker in my book.

    Cauliflower would be strictly forbidden however. I can't bend on that one.
     
  21. d0uche_n0zzle

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    Bland foods banned.
     
  22. domelogic

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    How does he get up there? I need to see pics of the inside. Also how the hell does the building hold that amount of weight without causing other issues?

    The first pic I saw of this I thought the building was built into the side of the mountain and he just played off of that but then to see the wide shot, damn that is impressive
     
  23. mkrochmaln

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    Thought it was supposed to look like this:
    [​IMG]
     
  24. BIV

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    Well, for one, it's not real rock.
     
  25. domelogic

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    True but in that one pick there is concrete and you need some sort of structure for this building. Plus after reading the article someone stated that the pool is leaking and it is going into the apartments below.
     

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