National Stadium - The Bird's Nest

Before going back to germany, I took some pictures of the unfinished National Stadium, the main Stadium for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

 

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Venue: National Stadium;

Location: Olympic Green;

Total land surface (10,000 sq. m.): 25.8;

Seats: 91,000;

Functions during the Games: Athletics, Football;

Post-Games use: The Stadium is to stage sports events at national and international levels, as well as cultural and entertaining activities;

Groundbreaking date: Dec. 2003;

Designer: Herzog & DeMeuron (Swiss) and China Architecture Design Institute;

Status quo: Groundwork has been finished. Following work is underway.

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Taken on January 11, 2007