Professor Builds Illegal Mountain Villa Atop 26-Story Building in Beijing

In Beijing, China, a professor has garnered attention for constructing an illegal mountain villa on the 1000-square-meter roof of a 26-story residential building. The structure, resembling a mountaintop villa complete with rocks, trees, and artificial grass, has sparked controversy and raised questions about urban planning regulations. The professor, who reportedly spent over a decade and significant resources on the project, claims it was built for personal enjoyment and to provide a peaceful retreat from the city. However, local authorities have deemed the construction illegal and have ordered its removal, citing safety concerns and violations of building codes.