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If all the buildings in London became mountains..

So we’ve all heard of rooftop gardens but acupuncture-tycoon Zhang Biqing of Beijing took this vision to the next level in the form of a man made mountain summit on the roof of his penthouse apartment. My initial thoughts were; a) only in China.. And b) the questionable stability of the structure.

But then it occurred to that actually, a mountain top would suit a high altitude, windy, exposed.. it’s the perfect micro-climate! Where I strongly disagree with building this structure through underhand means (no matter how impressive) I’m am a big advocate of utilising rooftop space in cities and I think that this particular structure could be adapted in more ways than first perceived. Just imagine, maybe one day London could have mountain tops.. At the very least it would attract Chinese tourists.