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The Beijing National Stadium, also known as the bird's nest, will be the main track and field stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics and will be host to the Opening and Closing ceremonies. In 2002 Government officials engaged architects worldwide in a design competition. Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron collaborated with ArupSport and China Architecture Design & Research Group to win the competition. Contemporary Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, is the Artistic Consultant for design.^ The stadium will seat as many as 100,000 spectators during the Olympics, but this will be reduced to 80,000 after the games. It has replaced the original intended venue of the Guangdong Olympic Stadium. The stadium is 330 metres long by 220 metres wide, and is 69.2 metres tall. The 250,000 square metre (gross floor area) stadium is to be built with 36 km of unwrapped steel, with a combined weight of 45,000 tonnes. The stadium will cost up to 3.5 billion yuan (422,873,850 USD/ 325,395,593 EUR). The ground was broken in December 2003, and construction started in March 2004, but was halted by the high construction cost in August 2004.

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worker temporary housing

worker temporary housing
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There were so many of these two-story buildings to house the workers as they build the stadium. These types of temporary housing can be found at virtually any and all construction sites in China (at least in Beijing and Shanghai).

the Bird's Nest

the Bird's Nest
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The Olympic stadium for Beijing 2008. (FYI: It's in the right place on the map--see the link on the right--but apparently Yahoo hasn't updated their satellite photos in a while. Wikipedia has a link to it on Google maps.)

Olympic stadium

Olympic stadium
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the nest and the sun

the nest and the sun
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