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“Sev­eral peo­ple stand­ing on an iron shelf is too dan­ger­ous.”

Global Times – Metro Beijing - - TWO CENTS -

So said a man sur­named Jia, who lives in the Dongzhi­men area, in com­ment­ing on a group of ad­ven­ture seek­ers who re­cently climbed two un­fin­ished high-rise build­ings in Dongzhi­men to take dar­ing pho­tos for their mi­croblog. Jia said that the build­ing’s con­struc­tion started in 2000, but it is still un­fin­ished, and some ar­eas have sus­tained dam­age due to the el­e­ments. The struc­tures have be­come a pop­u­lar spot for ad­ven­ture seek­ers. Al­though peo­ple guard the gate, many Net users have en­tered and snapped images and videos, which they then share on the In­ter­net. Ac­cord­ing to me­dia re­ports, many empty high-rise build­ings have been bro­ken into for this pur­pose. The au­thor­i­ties have launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion. (Source: Bei­jing Youth Daily)

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