Tired of listening to his son-in-law gripe and grumble about walking all the way up to his 6th-floor apartment, one Chongqing resident recently decided to install his own personal elevator.
The elevator stops at only the 6th floor of the seven-floor apartment building in Tongliang District. The apartment block was built decades ago when regulations did not require elevators.
While the ascent hadn’t much bothered the apartment owner, surnamed Xiong, it was apparently wearing out Xiong’s son-in-law, who also lives in the flat. Tired of hearing his son-in-law complain about how exhausted he was whenever he walked in the door, Xiong began to arrange for an elevator to be installed last year. It was completed several months ago, local media reports.
District regulations do allow residents to build their own elevators, just so long as they get permission from the local planning bureau first. Not surprisingly, Xiong failed to ask permission and the bureau is currently investigating whether the elevator should stay or go.
[Image via cqwb.com.cn]
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