Warning: mt_rand() [function.mt-rand]: max(-1) is smaller than min(0) in /home/tgr/public_html/destinations/review-helper.php on line 243
About Bird's Nest Stadion, Beijing, China
travelgrove Reviews
 

About Bird's Nest Stadion, Beijing, China

 
    Beijing's mapBeijing 1
Beijing 2
ccts's pictureby ccts review
added on 6th of January, 2009

Bird’s Nest, which is also known as the National Stadium, is one of the finest Olympics architecture. Located at the southern part of the Olympic Green in Beijing, the Bird’s Nest is the largest steel structure architecture in the world with using 110,000tons of steel which were all made in China. During the Olympics, there are 91000 seats, including 8000s permanent and 11000 temporary seats. It is the venue to host the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, the track and field competitions, and the football finals. The Bird’s Nest will continue to host sports.

Designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize Gainer Jacques Herzog, de Meuron and Chinese Architect Li Xinggang, the Bird’s Nest is shaped of a bird’s nest from which derives from its name. It is also like a cradle which carries people’s hope of future. In addition, in Chinese mythology, the sun and moon are respectively represented by a circle and a square, reflected by the shape of the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube. At night, the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube are respectively lit to be red and blue. All the designs are not only depended on the first-rate technology but also embodied the traditional culture of China. The ground was broken on 12 Dec 2003 and completed in March 2008, with the total cost of more than 2.26 billion. There were 17.000 construction workers at the same time worked in the stadium.

The shape structure of the Bird’s Nest is mainly consisted of steel structure with 24 truss pillars in total. The long axes is 332.3 meters and the short axes is 296.4 meters. The highest point is 68.5meters and the lowest point is 42.8meters. The eastern and western parts of the Bird’s Nest are higher than northern and southern parts, in order to improve sightlines. The construction materials are first-rate fire and rainfall resistance. And it can withstand eight-magnitude earthquake.

Lots of construction experts consider that the Bird’s Nest is not only a unique architecture for the 2008 Beijing Olympics but also a landmark of the world architecture development. The distinctive Bird’s Nest will be potent historical evidence of architecture of 21th century. And now, it is one of the most popular attractions of Beijing.

http://www.cctsbeijing.com

E-mail: Tourinfo@cctsbeijing.com

MSN:Maozedong_XL@hotmail.com

Skype: cctsinfo

 

Things about Beijing you may be interested in

 
 

Read about Beijing in our travel-guide
What you should see in Guilin YangshuoNew Arrival 10 Inch Android 3.0 Tablet PC
 
 
 
guides

Recommended Beijing Guide

Beijing Sights

Beijing Bound There are plenty of reasons to visit Beijing.  The home of Kung Fu, noodles and Feng Shui is the hottest tourist destination, if not because of the Beijing Olympics, because it has officially opened itself to the world.  So get your shoes on because it’s the best time to take a plane ride bound for Beijing. Traveling to Beijing To get to China’s capital means passing through the Beijing Capital International Airport, which is 20 kilometers from downtown Beijing.  From here you can catch a cab, which will take you to your destination via the airport’s expressway.  On your way out, make sure you’ve exchanged your cash... Read more »

 
 
reviews

Recent reviews for Beijing

New Arrival 10 Inch Android 3.0 Tablet PC - May 25, 2011, by ChinaWholesale
This is a news about new arrival Tablet PC. It is said that, HTC is developing a 10 inch Tablet PC and will introduce to 4G LTE of AT & T’s network later this year. Now it is not clear about the details of the tablet PC. The news... Read more »

What you should see in Guilin Yangshuo - Dec 14, 2008, by ccts
China Travel Yangshuo Yang shuo is located at the bank of Li River, 60 kilometers away from Guilin city. The unique karsts physiognomy breeds the special landscape of Yangshuo. There are more than 20thousand strange peaks dotted,... Read more »

 
 

More reviews you might be interested in

Friedrichshafen reviews - Germany
Wo liegt Friedrichshafen? Friedrichshafen liegt in Baden-Wüttemberg in Deutschland in der Nähe des Bodensees. Friedrichshafen ist die...
Friedrichshafen für Besucher

Lyon reviews - France
It was a really interesting trip to Lyon. Several reenactment groups have been hired for showing the visitors of the museum of ancient rome the...
Short trip in Lyon

 

Heraklion reviews - Greece
After we were back again at Athens, we still had quite much time, so we decided to go to Crete. We went to Heraklion for one day, walked through...
Short visit to Crete

Patras reviews - Greece
Its a big, ugly city, only mass tourism oriented, nothing special about it. When we asked a taxi driver for the next beach, he drove us to 'Rion...
Not amazed by Patras

 

Debrecen reviews - Hungary
On a Sunday we decided to visit the Zoo in Debrecen with some friends and colleagues from the university. We had a GPS so we found the Zoo easily....
A trip to the Debrecen Zoo

Yala reviews - Sri Lanka
We are the Best tour operators in Sri Lanka who handling the budget tour & Holiday pakages. We are managing Sri...
Best Tour Operator in sri lanka

 

Valletta reviews - Malta
I wouldn't recommend Palazzetto Citta, I went there for my honeymoon and was very dissapointed by the lack of privacy, also I have the following...
Bad experiences in Valletta, Malta

Serangoon Garden Estate reviews - Singapore
Serangoon gardens is known for its food as well as entertainment. There is a famous eatery place named "Chomp Chomp". it is just...
Chomp Chomp at Serangoon gardens

 

Predeal reviews - Romania
Predeal resort is situated in the center of Romania between the Bucegi montains, Postavaru, Piatra Mare and Clabucet and between the spring sources...
Short visit to Predeal

Zell Am See reviews - Austria
These two related ski resorts, Zell am See and Kaprun, are so popular that everything is set so you can easily reach them. Whether you want to...
Hiking and white snow in Zell am See und Kaprun

 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*