But, real stadium architecture… + Bird's Nest Video (1of5)

Chaps, here’s something about a round thing, about business – not a table! An elaboration for the What if? banner image…

### New York Times August 5, 2008
Architecture Review: Olympic Stadium With a Design to Remember

By Nikolai Ouroussoff
Written a week before the Olympics opened at Beijing.

Given the astounding expectations piled upon the National Stadium, I’m surprised it hasn’t collapsed under the strain…Expect to be overwhelmed. Designed by the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, the stadium lives up to its aspiration as a global landmark.

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Discovery Channel on the Bird’s Nest, some context and characters…

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China Beijing Olympic National Stadium – Bird’s Nest (1of5)
June 11, 2008 (9’00”)

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