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Dongguan “castle in the sky” becomes latest controversial structure

Posted: 09/12/2013 7:00 am

First there was the Beijing rooftop villa, then there was the Shenzhen rooftop temple, now there is the Dongguan “castle in the sky.”

The bizarre structure, image courtesy of Xinkuaibao

On Tuesday (Sept. 10) the Shijie branch of the Dongguan City Management Comprehensive Law Enforcement Bureau deemed the construction of a three-storey building with two villa-sized “cabins” above it held up with 10 pillars each illegal, Jinyang reports.

The building has been the subject of discussion since 2007 and was renovated last year. However, it is since the series of controversies about illegal structures have emerged that the owners will be prosecuted to be made an example of.

Serendipitously, the day before this was reported, Business Insider published 22 images that demonstrate China’s wealth gap.

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