This is definitely now a thing. First the high-rise villa in Beijing, then the temple in Shenzhen, and now this: a courtyard atop an office building in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province. An entire siheyuan! Whatever happened to rich Chinese simply investing in art?
“Chinese regulations state that the structure and layout of buildings cannot be changed without government approval,” reports Sina. “It’s unclear whether the city’s urban construction authorities have launched an investigation of the structure yet.”
A couple of screenshots: