Workers dismantle a rocky style villa on the roof of a residential building, in Haidian District of Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 15, 2013. The bizarre rooftop villa, building illegally atop a 26-story apartment block in downtown Beijing, began to be dismantled Thursday. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)
Beijing's illegal roof-top garden dismantled
BEIJING, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- An apartment owner in Beijing started dismantling an elaborate, but illegal, garden villa on top of a 26-storey building in downtown Beijing on Thursday.
Local urban management officers provided technical guidance at the site to ensure the building structure remained sound and to prevent water and electricity leakage, a municipal urban management bureau official told Xinhua. Full story