As a local stakeholder has just pointed out, there was a precedent for the earlier configuration of the Shoreditch Station development which elevated the existing station from the ground to crown the new development. And that is Professor Zhang Lin’s rooftop apartment which rocks. Prof Lin has spent six years shifting rocks and rubble to the roof to create this mountaintop penthouse with its rocky mountain garden, complete with rubble and shrubbery. According to the Daily Mail, local residents have described him as a ‘menace’ after cracks and leaks appeared throughout the apartment block and repute Prof. Lin did not have planning permission for the ‘extension’… For project roles: go to Shoreditch Station Planning Permission Rigmaroles!


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