8/14/2008

The Beijing Olympics National Stadium By Benedict



The Beijing Summer Games are starting! Some of the main athletics and soccer games will be played inside the newly made National Stadium. This year, the Beijing government made a goal to make Beijing into a cleaner city by the time the Olympics started. That’s why all the new stadiums are eco-friendly and inspired by nature. The Stadium is 330 meters long by 220 meters wide. It is also 69.2 meters tall. There is a usable space of 204,000 square meters. The whole Stadium and the area it’s on is 258,000 square meters. The bird’s nest (National Stadium) construction cost up to about 3.5 billion yuan which is about 423 million dollars and 340 million euro. The new stadium was built on the Olympic green park where some of the important stadiums were built. The bird’s nest can hold up to 91,000 people. Herzog & de Meuron designed the birds nest. Almost every game in the summer games will be held in the birds nest. If you want to watch the Olympics on TV, get NBT or TV Pool to see the Olympics in Thailand.
The opening ceremony was already held inside the bird’s nest with a bunch of songs and dances. There was also a spectacular firework display when the torch was put on fire. The Award Ceremony is going to be held inside the Bird’s Nest. It will be awarding about 302 awards to winning athletes at the end of the Olympics. The Bird’s Nest will make Chinese people proud.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice Pic... ^^

Shawnie Wen

Anonymous said...

WOW this place loooks amazing benedict really did a good job. The birds nest looks cool.-matt

Anonymous said...

ethan - this was a very interesting subject to write about. I liked the way you described the Stadium

Anonymous said...

Did u know that the world record for 100 m was broken?



Christian

Anonymous said...

Robbie-I liked this idea because I like to watch the olympics and I wanted to know about the stadium because I had seen pictures and it looked really cool. The article was interesting, gave many details about the stadium.

Steve.J said...

I don't know how the "original plan" ended. Did Beijing become much cleaner before, or only the sector of the city become cleaner?

Margaret said...

I think it was good to write about the Beijing olympic stadium

Anonymous said...

I love the olpympics! It's very fun to see the world's best athletes competing against each other.
Steve

Anonymous said...

I like to watch the olympics also. I think there are lots of sports to watch and they are really fun. Tim

Anonymous said...

I also like to watch the olympics. I think there are lots of sports to watch and it's really fun. Tim

Anonymous said...

I think that this is a good topic. The Beijing Olympics is a huge event and it's interesting to read the place where it actually took place in. The architecture is really interesting- as is its name (Bird's Nest is certainly very unusual...).

-Grace