Perhaps Professor Zhang’s rooftop villa was only the beginning. A new “illegal rooftop structure” has been spotted in a Shenzhen luxury high-rise, although this time it’s been used for spiritual purposes, instead of only being an egomaniacal display of wealth.
The China Daily reported on the structure:
The templelike structure was built on the roof of a 21-story residential building in the city’s Nanshan district years ago. A thick metal door with a fingerprint lock separates the 21st story from the roof. […]
Some people in the building said that the owner of the structure often held sacrifices in it, and ash of burned paper fell to the windows of their apartments. […]
According to a broker with a real estate agency nearby, the price of the building’s apartments averages 30,000 yuan ($4,900) per square meter, and the total price of the 21st-floor apartments was over 15 million yuan.
“The owner of the apartments on the 21st floor who built the rooftop structure must be rich or a high-ranking official who had a lot of connections to avoid punishment,” the broker said.
We eagerly await the next rooftop villa story, hopefully there are plenty more to come.
[Image via The Nanfang, Shenzhen News]