Beijing National Stadium is a unique bird’s nest like stadium located in Beijing, China. The stadium was use in the Summer 2008 Olympics and Paralympics. Stadium is situated at the Olympic Green area in Chaoyang District. The design was awarded to a Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron back in April 2003 after a bidding process that included 13 final submissions. Since October, 2008, after the Olympics finished, it has been opened as a great tourist attraction. And also serving as the center of international or domestic sports competition and recreation activities. The stadium has an area of about 258 thousand sq. meters, which can have room for 80,000 fixed seats and 11,000 temporary seats. Its look was formed by big steel frames. The stadium’s top surface is saddle-shaped. The tallest point of the stadium is 68.5 meters (225 feet) on top of the ground and the lowest point is 42.8 meters (140 feet). Many architectural expert believe that it not only is a symbol structure of the 2008 Olympics but also set a very good example to the world’s architectural history.
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