Leave it to the Chengguan to rain on “Professor” Zhang’s crazy parade. The professor apparently did not obtain legal planning permission to build a massive stone fortress-villa atop his Beijing apartment building (surprise!), and has been ordered to demolish the structure within 15 days. This is a sad day for slightly-crazed eccentrics everywhere.
According to News.163, Chengguan (urban management officers and/or random thugs) have posted a notice on the apartment’s entrance, demanding the structure be demolished or the professor may face eviction. Authorities cited earthquake risks, lightning strikes, and the presence of hundreds of heavy rocks atop an apartment building. Some of those criticisms may be fair. Our heart aches, but please enjoy more photos of this fantastic faux-villa, while it still stands.
[Images via China.org.cn]