Professor Zhang apparently wasn’t the only person with a penthouse property doing a bit of building. An official in Suzhou, Jiangsu province has been revealed to have built a rooftop classical garden on his downtown apartment building.
The 150 square metre edifice is considerably more tasteful than Professor Zhang’s hobbit hole in the sky. Construction on it reportedly began six years ago, atop an 18th floor apartment building.
Reporters from Xinhua attempted to visit the owner — allegedly a local government official — along with urban management officials on Wednesday, but he wasn’t home.
If built illegally, as neighbours allege, the garden will likely be destroyed.