July 28, 2008 3:27 PM

The Olympics!

So 10 days till the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games!

1. The Stadium

The Chinese build a new National Stadium, also known as the “Bird’s Nest”, for the Beijing Olympic Games. As the main stadium for the Games, the Bird’s Nest will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, athletics competitions, and football finals.

The Stadium covers an area of 20.4 hectares, has a floor space of 258,000 square meters and will seat 91,000 during the Games. According the Chinese, the Bird’s Nest fully represents a “Green Olympics,” as there is a solar power system on top of the ticket office, and a water collection system that processes 58,000 tons of rainfall annually for irrigation and cleaning purposes.

Here is the photo of the Stadium, being illuminated during the first rehearsal for the illumination system after its construction.

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