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National Stadium

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Venue: National Stadium
Location: Olympic Green (Search the map)
Total land surface: 258,000 sq m

Newly completed National Stadium welcomes guests

  • Newly completed National Stadium welcomes guests

National Stadium welcomes guests
On the morning of June 28, China's National Stadium resonated with cheers. After years of hard work, the "Bird's Nest" is now completed.

Effect Photos

  • A night shotA night shot
  • Seating bowlSeating bowl
  • Shopping centerShopping center
  • Entrance to the shopping centerEntrance to the center

Relive the Construction Process

  • Before groundbreakingDecember 2003
  • GroundworkApril 13, 2004
  • Zero floor constructionMay 9, 2005
  • Ground floor constructionJune 15, 2005
  • Second floor constructionSeptember 14, 2005
  • Fourth floor constructionOctober 21, 2005
  • Concrete structure completedJanuary 5, 2006
  • Installing of elevated joists and trestlesFebruary 22, 2006

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