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Downsizing the Beijing National Stadium

by Matt B on August 11th, 2008

beijing national stadium

Did you watch the 2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony? What an amazing display! The Beijing National Stadium, which hosted the ceremony, is also an incredible sight. Nicknamed the 'Bird's Nest,' the stadium is made up of twisting, interconnected steel pieces, inspired by traditional Chinese pottery.

If you'd like to see this architectural marvel yourself, you can get a good look at it right here in Chicago. The Chicago Architecture Foundation has the 'Bird's Nest' Stadium model on display.

Photo credit: (c/o Flickr) Sanctu

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