Illegal Rooftop Mountain Villa Ordered Demolished

A Chinese man illegally constructed a fake mountaintop and villa on the roof of a 26-story high-rise apartment building in Beijing. It is a sight reminiscent of the over-the-top, preposterous lairs belonging to the hapless villain Dr. Evil, of Austin Powers fame, but this is a residential building, not a Hollywood film set. Residents fear the 8,600-sqare-foot (800-sqare-meter) rooftop “mountain” has compromised the structural integrity of the edifice. Authorities have ordered that the addition, which was built without permits, be removed before the end of the month.More…

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