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  1. Bird's Nest boost prices of Beijing projects

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... the 'kicker' to home prices: the better the view, the higher the price. In landlocked Beijing, the 'Bird's Nest'- the stunningly designed Olympic Stadium now under construction- does ... the Bird's Nest. The view is unique as it will provide a meaningful memory of China's first Olympic Games,' said Zheng Jiaojiao, a sales agent for Glory Land. Besides the views, owners ...

  2. Bad air, bird's nest and bravery

    Posted Sep 12th 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... The anniversary of a special event. 2 What does the phrase 'it is no secret that' mean? a) No one knows anything about it. b) Everyone knows that. The Bird's Nest The Beijing Olympic ... Meuron joined forces with ArupSport and the China Architecture Design and Research Group and won the competition. The stadium has already been nicknamed the 'Bird's Nest' ...

  3. Bird's Nest problems

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... commonly known as the 'Bird's Nest'- and the National Aquatic Centre, or 'Water Cube'. 'We need to overcome many problems in terms of technology and resources because ...

  4. A 'bird's nest' that can host 100,000 fans

    Posted Sep 01st 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Report by Unus Alladin Olympic Stadium offers a tantalising blend of Swiss craftsmanship and Chinese ingenuity The Olympic Stadium resembles a bird's nest with a latticed design ... The stadium lobby will function as a lobby or shopping mall, where restaurants and shops will be located. The stadium will be a gigantic bird's nest in more ways than one as the exterior ...

  5. My Olympics

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung meets a Hong Kong architect with an eye for the 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium Oscar Ko Yik-to Architect Beijing-based architect Oscar Ko Yik-to says one of the reasons he bought tickets to watch the Olympics was to get a chance to see the new National Stadium, or the 'Bird's Nest'. 'Both the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube [the ...

  6. Legacy and money take back seat as big party begins

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... not only on sports facilities like the Bird's Nest but also infrastructure including subway lines and a new airport terminal- it's insignificant. Yet, coming at a time of economic ...

  7. Winners and losers among venues

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... but for the ticket-sellers to get into the 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium and the 'Water Cube' National Aquatics Centre, it's just another prosperous day. Amid all this, the once-loud expressions of fear that the Games would leave a legacy of a cluster of white elephants sounds more like a whisper. The latest available statistics showed that the Bird's Nest, which hosted both ...

  8. Games venues being turned into cash cows

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... in their achievements to confound the previous fears that the Beijing Games, arguably the most expensive in Olympic history, would leave a cluster of white elephants. The 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium, and the 'Water Cube' National Aquatics Centre on the Olympic Green have become the city's hottest tourist attractions. Between October 2008 and July, the Bird's Nest ...

  9. Olympic feat

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Samantha Kierath

    ... Samantha Kierath A security guard stands in front of the construction site of the National Stadium in Beijing yesterday, as workers dangle off the arena that will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games. The stadium's builders faced a big challenge to bring the architects' vision of a 'bird's nest' to life but were on track ...

  10. Heartfelt finale for a remarkable Olympics

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... circumference of the roof of the Bird's Nest, movie footage of hundreds of celebrating Games champions were shown in succession, replaying the Beijing Olympics' glorious moments. The air in the 'Bird's Nest' stadium was filled with one bitter-sweet melody after another, including the Games' slow-paced theme song You and Me. Under the almost tearful gaze of the three actors, who ...




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