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Man Must Tear Down Beijing's Wildest Illegal Structure

Man Must Tear Down Beijing's Wildest Illegal Structure
Posted August 13th, 2013 @ 7:41am by Kate Seamons, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Most people would be content to occupy the penthouse apartment atop a 26-story building in Beijing. Not, apparently, a man identified as Zhang Biqing. The South China Morning Post reports that the "eccentric resident"—a "medicine mogul" who owns a chain of acupuncture clinics—has spent the last six years constructing an illegal structure above his top-floor apartment, and it's a bizarre one. The Post describes it as equal to the height of a two-story structure and the width and depth of the entire building (and then some), an 8,600-square-foot mansion complete with rooms, trees, grass, and bushes. Now, he's been given 15 days to take it all down.

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