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.

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.

  • SpinKing 8y

    the NEST almost finish
  • Ming Xia 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Bird's Nest, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • evensmith.wergeland 7y


    I really like your photo! I currently work on a scientific essay that deals with the Beijing Olympics, written from my viewpoint as an art historian. I am on the look-out for good photographic material to go with the text, and I wonder whether I can use this photo? With your permission of course. I`m afraid I can`t offer you any payment, but I will credit you in the essay, which is going to be published in a Norwegian magazine called Replikk. In addition, an English version will be sent to the organizers of the 2008 Beijing International Art Biennale.

    Hope to hear from you soon. My e-mail is:
  • Peng Deng 7y

    thanks, even! I think there is no problem that you use it for a scientific essay.

    BTW, I'm going back to Beijing very soon and will stay for 3 weeks, definitely I'm gonna take more photos. Maybe you could wait for a more up-to-date one :)
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