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Old November 7th, 2014, 10:26 PM   #201
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That picture is so amazing. The lighting and building generally looks so futuristic.
funny i got a more organic vibe also
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Old November 8th, 2014, 02:12 AM   #202
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Old November 18th, 2014, 01:28 PM   #203
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Alien Reflections by nateq314, on Flickr







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我爱北京朝阳门,朝阳门外高楼起!

I love Beijing TiananMen, Rising Sun upon it.
I love Beijing ChaoyangMen, Rising Skyscrapers beyond it!


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Old November 19th, 2014, 12:11 AM   #204
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Wow!
That is some futuristic stuff
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 08:53 PM   #205
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It is stunningly beautiful in person too. I was awed by this structure when I was there recently.
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Old February 7th, 2015, 06:57 PM   #206
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By 沙漠女儿 from a Chinese photography forum :



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Old February 7th, 2015, 08:09 PM   #207
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Is that the national art museum there're building there?
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Old February 8th, 2015, 05:09 AM   #208
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Is that the national art museum there're building there?
Per their website, no.

http://www.namoc.org/en/visitor/

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Old January 21st, 2017, 12:35 PM   #209
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Olympic Park Observation Tower - I took these photos during my visit on Saturday, 14. January. First I hesitated to pay 160 RNB entrance fee because I thought it was awefully expensive. But because of the beautiful weather and the following experience I was glad that I actually did it. I deliberately went in the morning (the tower opens at 10:00 a.m.) because of the position of the sun in winter: looking towards the center of Beijing, i.e. towards the South I expected to look somewhat into the sun but at around midday the contrast wasn't too bad as you can see on the photos.



The underground access hall is in particular very beautiful, you can see the massive and bare foundations of each single tube:





Looking up you can see the top of the tower through the glas:



Also, when you are on top of the tower it is worth to look down because some of the conic observation terraces have glas floors:



This is outside the top platform, you can see the single observation terraces that are placed all around the platform:





Once you exit the elevator on the top you can go outside on one of the lower platforms, or you can walk along a spiralling gangway to the top platform:







On the open air top platform there is a rotating installation of the Olympic rings:



The view was excellent that day, and I could even see the hills 60km west of Beijing.

View to the West:



View to the South:



This is a 360 degree panoramic view although the Flickr standard resolution does not allow me to reproduce it here with too much detail:



In conclusion: If you catch a sunny day with good visisbility then it is worth to visit the tower for both the view and its spectacular architecture.

(Ref.: All are my own photos, published on Flickr. The person in the photo is myself.)

Thanks to @KillerZavatar for pointing out ths thread to me.
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Old January 22nd, 2017, 08:00 AM   #210
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