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Superman Is Jealous: Man (Illegally) Builds Stone Fortress Of Solitude Atop Apartment Complex

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Zhang Biqing developed a new Chinese acupuncture program, and got rich in the process. So how did he spend his money? Lotto scratchers? NOPE. Buying the penthouse atop a 26-story apartment building then illegally turning it into a stone fortress. Not gonna lie, I probably would have done something similar.

"I heard the swimming pool has caused floods to downstairs flats a few times; those poor families."


Local shopkeepers and security guards suggested bribes had possibly exchanged hands, claiming there were close connections between Mr Zhang and the compound's management, who turned a blind eye to the project.

Chinese officials have given Mr Zhang 15 days to vacate the residence in the city's west district of Haidian - but they face a major issue.

"The only thing now for us is that we can't find the owner," said the Beijing City Enforcement Bureau's Chen Yu told reporters.

"We have issued a lot of summonses, but he never came to us to be investigated."

Ahahahahahhaha, dude added his own f***ing swimming pool to the top of an existing apartment complex! My God, this guy is balling SO HARD. Forget acupuncture, this guy should develop training seminars for aspiring rappers.

Hit the jump for a couple more shots.

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Thanks to ChaosLex, who loves chaos so much he bangs pots and pans in the middle of the night, but only long enough for all his neighbors to wake up, not long enough for them to figure out where the sound is coming from.

There are Comments.
  • Reece_C

    only in China....or Florida

  • Superior_Joe

    That thing is awesome and anyone who wants to get rid of it hates fun.

  • Nico Horst

    Thats not real rock, it's the same stuff they use in theme parks. It's not heavy at all, but the pool could be a problem...

    I'm just wondering how he could build that thing up there, looks like a lot of work, probably took months to build and noone stoped him?

  • NOTALAWYERBUTIPLAYONEONTV

    If you read the article you would note the following...
    "Local shopkeepers and security guards suggested bribes had possibly exchanged hands, claiming there were close connections between Mr Zhang and the compound's management, who turned a blind eye to the project."
    TL;DR bribes

  • Nico Horst

    And all the other buildings around? Everyone knew this guy?

  • NOTALAWYERBUTIPLAYONEONTV

    I imagine it is not how many people you bribe but WHO you bribe. It is a top-down premise; as the article notes Zhang had a close connection to the landlord. He doesn't have to bribe all of the tenants just the landlord.

  • catallergy

    I wonder what material that is sculpted from, because it certainly isn't rock. You can see an unpainted portion of it in the first picture after the jump, as well as how the stones just smoothly flow into the next one. Still pretty cool looking though.

  • Michael Knight

    rock beats paper!
    or...
    that's a pretty rockin pad!
    or...
    if the rooftops a rockin don't come a knockin!

  • Adonos

    i know, to alot of people, this makes it sound like i love authority. But there probably is a very good reason why you dont have what looks like 6 tons of stone on top of chinese apartment buildings......

  • thatcando

    i guess it's "hollywood stone"... it's not really possible to put a rock on top of such a building...

  • TempUserName4

    Six tons of stone is only about six cubic meters.

  • NOTALAWYERBUTIPLAYONEONTV

    Believe it or not some laws and "authority" exist for the protection/betterment of society.

  • Lee

    I was given a few good examples of these kinda incidents, your not just endangering yourself for petty gain your also putting others at risk.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Internat...

  • Hayley Prychun Rodgers

    Sounds like common sense/logic to me.

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