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 History

Beijing: from the Warring States to its Modern State   Beijing is the capital city of the People's Republic of China. Highly cosmopolitan it is one of the largest cities in China second only to Shanghai. Beijing is also known as Peking in many parts of the world. Beijing is very rich in history widely considered to be one of the four cradles of civilization when the remains of the Peking Man were discovered there some quarter of a million years ago. Beijing has always been a progressive area as there have been artefacts that attest to the rise of cities in its neighboring areas as early as 1000 BC. The first metropolis in the area is said to... 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

Sofia reviews - Bulgaria
Sofia has been conquered repeatedly throughout its history and has been part of the Roman, Macedonian, and Byzantine Empires, and in the Twentieth...
Discovering Sofia

Kingston reviews - Ontario
The city of Kingston is situated in the proximity of Ontario Lake and is part of Ontario Province, Canada. The city of Kingston is also the county...
Visit Kingston in every season

 

Matala reviews - Greece
It's a small greek city, offering not much nightlife or something like that. It's more the nature, that makes the area attractive. Matala has got...
Matala is a nice Greek town

Reykjavik reviews - Iceland
Iceland The following content has been contributed by Trausti Tomasson - Please visit his galleries here: http://www.destination-iceland...
The geysers and fjords of Iceland

 

Lapu-lapu City reviews - Philippines
This kind of beach outing that my students and I have was planned around 1 week or so. That's how short noticed it is. Anyways, 3 of my students...
The best thing in Lapu-lapu City

Bran reviews - Romania
The plan for that day was: Bran Castle, Peles Castle and Brasov. So our first stop at about 11 o'clock was at Bran village. After entering the...
At the Bran Castle, Dracula's legendary home

 

Cluj-napoca reviews - Romania
The Botanical Garden “Alexandru Borza” aparteining at Babes-Balyai University from Cluj Napoca was founded in 1920 by the teacher...
About the Botanical Garden of Cluj Napoca

Phoenix reviews - Arizona
Nearly ideal year round weather & some perfectly designed contest have made Phoenix the top golf country in the world. However, there is more...
Deserts, climbing and museums in Phoenix

 

Springdale reviews - Utah
Facts * Mukuntuweap National Monument was established in 1909; * This resulted in 1918 in Zion National Monument; *...
Useful facts about Zion National Park, UT

Russian reviews - Venezuela
Planning to travel to St. Petersburg Russia? St. Petersburg is one of the top ten travel destinations on our planet and the most beautiful city in...
Visit St.Petersburg

 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*