|Combined photos of the rooftop villa taken before demolition, under demolition and after demolition.|
As of Dec 19, the demolition of the illegal rooftop "rock villa" in Beijing has been nearly completed with the removal of the main body.
Li Peng, who is in charge of the demolition, said the complex structure of building, cold weather condition and inconvenient building facility brought challenges to their dismantling work. "The strong wind and the extremely low temperature make it difficult for the workers to tear the bizarre edifice down, and they cannot use large-scale cutter in order to prevent the falling objects from harming the pedestrians, so only manual operation is allowed".
"The workers have to overcome such unfavorable factors," Li said "Clean and removal of rubbish and muck is expected to be finished next year. "