The Being National Stadium also known as the -birds nest’ is one of the most remarkable architectural feats in the city. Known for its intricate design, its state of the art facilities and absolute grandeur, this attraction has been a crowd puller from the day it opened its doors. Designed for the grand Olympics Games in 2008 the National Stadium stands true its purpose in grandeur and style. It hosted all the items of the Olympic Games inclusive of track, field and weight events and was even the venue for the Olympics football and gavelock matches. After the completion of the Olympic Games, the stadium has been open for other prestigious domestic events but above all it stands as a popular tourist attraction in the city.
The height of attraction in the stadium is its exquisite design. Architected by the famous Swiss architects Pierre de Meuron and Jacques Herzog together with the Chinese’s architect Li Xinggang, this masterpiece was put together. The beauty of it is its exposed steel structures are what give it a unique appearance which resembles that of a birds nest. This design was intended to depict the theme of nurturing be it people or hope for the future. The Construction of this masterpiece began in the end of year 2003 and came to an end in March 2008 with a total cost of over 30 million dollars. The Large stadium occupies a total of 258,000 square meters and has seating facilities for at least 90,000 persons. Everything within its boundaries is unique in design; from its surface covered with a special air bubble film to the stands surrounding the court, everything in this stadium is something to marvel. The stadium also has special seating facilities to ensure every seat has a clear view of the game and it also has an electro acoustic public address system. The cherry on the top is its ski rink where you can enjoy skiing even if you are simply here just to admire the Beijing National Stadium.
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