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GK86
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(08-12-2013, 10:46 PM)
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Edit -

Originally Posted by numble

He put in a swimming pool and put his own elevators up there, too.
http://beijingcream.com/2013/08/weal...is-an-asshole/

And Al-Jazeera video (includes photos of another building with a couple of houses built on top):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT0Ca8CGQvI


Throw me off if old.

Top this one, Trump.

A Chinese professor built a mountaintop getaway on top of a towering apartment building in Beijing.

Professor Zhang Lin’s rock-covered villa had the height right — it sits 26 floors up — but the home is dispensed with the rest of the mountain, Yahoo! News reported.

The tower residents left to hold up their ambitious neighbor’s dream penthouse were less excited to see the new addition.

The heavy construction cracked their walls and caused leaks, according to some neighbors. A few worry the entire building could collapse.

There are also questions about whether the professor obtained permits for the work.

'This was originally a small attic when he bought it,” a neighbor said. “But he tore that down and built this mountain on top of us.”




Last edited by GK86; 08-13-2013 at 09:05 PM.
Savitar
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(08-12-2013, 10:47 PM)
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I can't see that being good for the ceiling at all, if it all doesn't cave in at some point I'd be astonished.
Poyunch
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(08-12-2013, 10:48 PM)
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Yeah that thing is going to fall one day. :I
fallengorn
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(08-12-2013, 10:48 PM)
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Looks nice, but talk about fucking your neighbors over. (And possibly yourself, when everything crumbles down.)
shira
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(08-12-2013, 10:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Savitar

I can't see that being good for the ceiling at all, if it all doesn't cave in at some point I'd be astonished.

It's China. The mountain will probably cave in.
dan2026
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(08-12-2013, 10:49 PM)
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How in any fantasy land do you get planning permission for that monstrosity?

When (not if) that shit collapses, many people are going to die!
Guevara
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(08-12-2013, 10:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Savitar

I can't see that being good for the ceiling at all, if it all doesn't cave in at some point I'd be astonished.

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smoothj
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(08-12-2013, 10:50 PM)
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all the bugs
otapnam
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(08-12-2013, 10:50 PM)
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looks pretty awesome to me haha
Derwind
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(08-12-2013, 10:51 PM)
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While that looks absolutely freaking awesome. I don't see how this is structurally sound.

This is like a super villains hideout.
chertipros
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(08-12-2013, 10:51 PM)
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Way to put hundreds of lives in danger
SimleuqiR
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(08-12-2013, 10:53 PM)
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I wanna see the inside.

Also, just seems like that building could collapse.
Slayer-33
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(08-12-2013, 10:53 PM)
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Wow uh how much fucking weight is this guy adding to the he roof? Jesus

Bat shit insane
Captain Tuttle
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(08-12-2013, 10:54 PM)
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Goldrush
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(08-12-2013, 10:54 PM)
Looks really awesome. What sort of "professor" can afford to do this?
Lactose_Intolerant
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(08-12-2013, 11:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Goldrush

Looks really awesome. What sort of "professor" can afford to do this?

He's probably the son of some government official. What kind of professor is living in a penthouse and can take over the whole roof.
GK86
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(08-12-2013, 11:08 PM)
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A few more pics:



Devolution
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(08-12-2013, 11:13 PM)
Can't wait till the rains come. Those poor people who live in that building.
Ace Harding
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(08-12-2013, 11:17 PM)
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Well, its probably not real rock, so maybe not as structurally compromising as you'd think. That said, the building was definitely not constructed with a fucking rooftop mountain in mind.

Dick move by this guy, and I hope people don't get hurt. But damn it does look pretty awesome.

Why does a professor have enough money to make something like that?
Shiz86
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(08-12-2013, 11:18 PM)
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Wow. How can they allow him to build that thing on the roof?!

Looks like it would have great views but I would be a bit worried about falling off when outside. It looks like you would stop rolling and start plummeting a bit too quickly.
mckmas8808
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(08-12-2013, 11:21 PM)
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That's crazy!
numble
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(08-12-2013, 11:25 PM)
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Somewhat related, the phenomenon of illegal rooftop structures in Hong Kong:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/01/world/...-rooftop-slums

According to the latest Hong Kong census from 2006, there are 3,962 rooftop dwellers in 1,556 households in Hong Kong. Mostly found in old urban areas in Kowloon -- Sham Shui Po, Kwun Tung and Tai Kok Tsui -- the houses are crammed together so tightly that they form their own above-ground streetscapes, complete with gardens, playgrounds and places of worship.
The slums are a hangover from the housing crises of the 1950s and 1960s when successive waves of refugees from mainland China set up squatter cities in Hong Kong. Many of the residents have lived in the slums for more than 30 years, and new arrivals tend to be underprivileged migrants from either mainland China, Pakistan, Nepal or other parts of Asia.

SaskBoy
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(08-12-2013, 11:27 PM)
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It's like a Green Roof, but on steroids.
IdreamofHIME
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(08-12-2013, 11:33 PM)
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No way the building will support that, he should be arrested. He's pretty much building a tomb for every person in that building. What a fucking psychopath.

I used have nightmares about my building falling down when i lived in a tower block in Bangkok coz I didn't trust building codes and construction companies. Then I'd turn on the news and see some floor in a mall collapse or a bridge. :/
Bamelin
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(08-12-2013, 11:34 PM)
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Place looms like a silo is about to open up and a doomsday missile take flight.

evil villains lair indeed.
Perfect Cha0s
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(08-12-2013, 11:35 PM)
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Okay, okay, aside from putting peoples lives at risk, that is awesome.
SneakyStephan
(08-12-2013, 11:39 PM)
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If I lived in that building I would run to the elevator, get downstairs, go outside, get more than 200 metres away and hire some movers to get my shit out of my appartment.
Slayven
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(08-12-2013, 11:44 PM)
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Bet he has a pillow fort inside.
Volotaire
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(08-12-2013, 11:55 PM)
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This is insane!
sangreal
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(08-12-2013, 11:56 PM)
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Stellactic
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(08-12-2013, 11:59 PM)
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That has to be fake rocks right? It certainly looks a bit fake, like the hollowed out sets used in movies.
King Allant
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(08-13-2013, 12:01 AM)
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look awesome but I would be shitting brick if I live in the same apartment.
CoffeeExpress
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(08-13-2013, 12:02 AM)
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I have only one question. Why.
Ephemeris
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(08-13-2013, 12:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by CoffeeExpress

I have only one question. Why.

Clearly gearing up to be the Last Boss of someone's life-adventure.
Funky Papa
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(08-13-2013, 12:08 AM)
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I have to wonder how much money does he have. So much space in Beijing must cost a fortune, not to mention building that heap of crap on top of it.

And yes, that's probably glass fiber, so it probably weights much less than it looks like.
Arthrus
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(08-13-2013, 12:29 AM)
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That's one helluva penthouse. It's too bad this is extremely dangerous, since I would love to see more stuff like this.
Bomber Bob
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(08-13-2013, 12:32 AM)
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wreck it ralph
numble
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(08-13-2013, 03:05 AM)
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Looks like he's not actually a professor, and owns a national chain of acupuncture clinics:
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insid...partment-block


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Beijing's chengguan, or urban management, officials on Monday issued an ultimatum to a former government advisor to tear down the the sprawling structure that he had built over the last six years on top of his top-floor flat. The rooftop house features elaborate fake rocks, real trees and grass, and covers the entire top of the building. Parts of the structure look as they could spill over the edge of the roof at any time.

The bizarre two-storey structure, located in a high-end residential compound called Park View in Beijing’s Haidian district, an area of government institutions and universities, has bothered the building’s residents for years. Local newspapers have identified the owner as Zhang Biqing, a former member of a district People's Political Consultative Conference who owns a national chain of acupunture clinics.

Disturbed by constant noise from heavy construction machinery working on the roof, water leaks and worried about structural damage to the whole building, neighbours have complained repeatedly to the building management company, local urban management officials and even the police. The new ultimatum, published Monday evening on many local news sites, urges the owner to dismantle the structure himself within 15 days. Failure to comply would result in forcible demotion, it says.

When confronted earlier by reporters from local newspaper Beijing Morning News, Zhang, who sometimes identified himself as a professor, had said, “Since I dare to live here, I am not worried about complaints.

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LOCK
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(08-13-2013, 03:23 AM)
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Cool idea if the building was originally built for this in mind, but as an addition...I wouldn't live under him.
Tuck
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(08-13-2013, 03:46 AM)
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I... hope to god he involved a structural engineer to make sure that the building doesn't completely cave out under the weight.
massoluk
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(08-13-2013, 03:49 AM)
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This is like a comic books villain lair shit.

Local newspapers have identified the owner as Zhang Biqing, a former member of a district People's Political Consultative Conference who owns a national chain of acupunture clinics.

So I take it this dude has some connection?
Slayer-33
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(08-13-2013, 04:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by CoffeeExpress

I have only one question. Why.

I have an even better question.. Uh

HOW DID HE GET ALL THOSE ROCKS UP TO THE FUCKING ROOF?
Bo
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(08-13-2013, 04:07 AM)
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A lush mountaintop on top of a building? Awesome.

Building it without talking to the other building residents and actually doing your homework and reinforcing the building? Fuck you, professor.
javac
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(08-13-2013, 04:08 AM)
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Jesus...
Codeblue
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(08-13-2013, 04:11 AM)
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Well it look cool at least. I'd be moving the hell out if I were a resident though.
Derwind
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(08-13-2013, 04:12 AM)
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They really should use this penthouse as a set of the next Police Story movie.

Please... make it happen.
sn00zer
(08-13-2013, 04:12 AM)
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That is incredibly stupid...I would not load a building past design, especially one constructed in China
GodParticle
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(08-13-2013, 04:13 AM)
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At least he didn't forget the elevator
TAJ
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(08-13-2013, 04:15 AM)
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The neighbors' apartments are falling apart? So your basic Chinese construction, then.
Also, what sn00zer said.
blame space
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(08-13-2013, 04:17 AM)
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haha wow talk about making a MOUNTAIN out of a ROOF OF AN APARTMENT BUILDING

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