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  • 300 workers with excavators demolish an illegally built private estate in Jinjiling — an area with many villas owned by wealthy people — in the Shizhong district of Shandong provincial capital Jinan on Jan. 16. The 2,000 square meter (21,500 square feet) house was built between 1998 and 2000, and is locally known as the “Great White House.” Photo: VCG_Gallery: Demolishing the ‘Great White House’
     
     
    300 workers with excavators demolish an illegally built private estate in Jinjiling — an area with many villas owned by wealthy people — in the Shizhong district of Shandong provincial capital Jinan on Jan. 16. The 2,000 square meter (21,500 square feet) house was built between 1998 and 2000, and is locally known as the “Great White House.” Photo: VCG
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Gallery: Demolishing the ‘Great White House’

Team of 300 workers knock down a huge, illegally built mansion in Jinan

01.17.2019
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300 workers with excavators demolish an illegally built private estate in Jinjiling — an area with many villas owned by wealthy people — in the Shizhong district of Shandong provincial capital Jinan on Jan. 16. The 2,000 square meter (21,500 square feet) house was built between 1998 and 2000, and is locally known as the “Great White House.” Photo: VCG
The “Great White House” seen in Jinan before it was demolished. It had four stories, a swimming pool and a garden. Photo: VCG
The “Great White House” looms over other houses in their neighborhood on Jan. 16. Photo: VCG
The partially demolished “Great White House” is seen from above on Jan. 16. Photo: VCG
The “Great White House” seen from above before demolition. Photo: VCG

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Gallery: Demolishing the ‘Great White House’