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Old May 3rd, 2012, 03:51 AM   #21
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Old May 8th, 2012, 01:53 PM   #22
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Old May 9th, 2012, 12:46 AM   #23
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Colours change nightly or every hour/minute?
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Colours change nightly or every hour/minute?
Depending on the sophication of the design, color variations and timing are all programmable to a certain degree.




Another example..

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What will they do with the old tower?
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Old May 9th, 2012, 02:54 AM   #26
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I love this! Really loaded with flair!
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Old May 9th, 2012, 05:10 AM   #27
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I wonder how much of the tower is left until the mushroom-like parts?
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Old May 9th, 2012, 06:22 AM   #28
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Due to a lack of use, paint is already peeling in some areas.[27][/I] [net profit of ~U$50 million per year?]
What a ridiculous statement .
The reason the paint is peeling is because , as usual in China , the materials supplied and the effort that went into using them went to the lowest bidder . China is the greatest builder on Earth in my opinion . China is also the worst maintainer of things it has already built . I should point out that this doesn't apply to everything ... every boulevard is a well-maintained garden in China . A lot of effort goes into keeping them looking idyllic .
With such an iconic structure as the Bird's Nest , we can only hope that the federal government steps in and puts some money towards keeping it in reasonably good condition .

As for this observation tower ... it's fantastic ! Original design (if not a little dated in style) and a decent place in Beijing . The only problem I've had with trying to view Beijing from high places is that there's so much pollution that you can't see very far on even a 'clearer' day . Mind you , Beijing is a fantastic place all around and truly worthy of a visit from international tourists . Aside from the inability to get a decent picture of the place from higher up , if you're ever looking for a great world-class city to explore , give Beijing a shot . You'll be impressed .
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What will they do with the old tower?
They will leave it there, it looks great too.

And to skyridgeline, thanks for your reply!
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Old May 10th, 2012, 06:28 AM   #30
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it's a masterpiece of engeneering but it kinda ugly sorry...
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Old May 10th, 2012, 11:21 AM   #31
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Great work!

Looks simply awesome, hats off to the people who built it!


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Old May 10th, 2012, 07:00 PM   #32
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it's ok.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 07:40 PM   #33
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There will be a great view on the Bird's Nest from there...
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Old May 13th, 2012, 05:38 PM   #34
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wow...what a bad looking design...could have done much better (and taller )
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Old May 13th, 2012, 05:40 PM   #35
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want to see "worst maintainer"?...come to India
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What a ridiculous statement .
The reason the paint is peeling is because , as usual in China , the materials supplied and the effort that went into using them went to the lowest bidder . China is the greatest builder on Earth in my opinion . China is also the worst maintainer of things it has already built . I should point out that this doesn't apply to everything ... every boulevard is a well-maintained garden in China . A lot of effort goes into keeping them looking idyllic .
With such an iconic structure as the Bird's Nest , we can only hope that the federal government steps in and puts some money towards keeping it in reasonably good condition .

As for this observation tower ... it's fantastic ! Original design (if not a little dated in style) and a decent place in Beijing . The only problem I've had with trying to view Beijing from high places is that there's so much pollution that you can't see very far on even a 'clearer' day . Mind you , Beijing is a fantastic place all around and truly worthy of a visit from international tourists . Aside from the inability to get a decent picture of the place from higher up , if you're ever looking for a great world-class city to explore , give Beijing a shot . You'll be impressed .
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Old May 14th, 2012, 03:33 PM   #36
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it looks way better than those roller coaster alien look of orbit london


I actually like ArcelorMittal Orbit london better for its abstract form, and confirmed my feeling after reading this from The Guardian.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 07:09 AM   #37
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Old May 17th, 2012, 01:13 PM   #38
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I was in Beijing for three weeks in February.. I stayed in the "Grand Hotel" (anything but grand) and I could see this tower from my room window.. it was about 900 meters away.. I also overlooked the Olympic Park and Bird Nest Stadium...

.. All of which resembled a dead, clinically policed and rather forgotten ghost town... so much for legacy.. don't believe the hype or press about it.

The shopping centers were empty, the food shops closed down and the 'public walkways' were busy... with security ushering people on who stood still for more than 10 seconds... Bird Nest stadium is quite underwhelming close up too.

On the plus side however, historic Beijing is great!! Summer Palace and Forbidden City were wonderful to walk around.. as was the Great Wall at Badaling.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 02:03 PM   #39
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Beijing's Mordor by Hodei Arrausi, on Flickr

It seems the first mushroom top started taking shape.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 07:53 PM   #40
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Hi all,

Sorry for the old pics (around two weeks) but I went to the olympic site specially for this building and took some close-up photo's. It's huge from closeby! And the steel structure is very impressive.









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