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Old May 4th, 2009, 04:42 AM   #201
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well i realised how huge the constructions actually are once i saw the 3 storey building on the side .
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Old May 9th, 2009, 07:53 AM   #202
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236 participants confirm attendance to Shanghai World Expo

SHANGHAI, May 1 (Xinhua) -- Altogether 236 countries and international organizations have confirmed attendance to next year's World Expo in China's biggest city Shanghai, organizers of the event said Friday.

Saint Kitts and Nevis and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines were the two latest confirmed participants, said a spokesman with the Shanghai World Expo Coordination Bureau.

So far, all the 14 members of the Caribbean Community and Common Market have confirmed attendance to the Shanghai event, he told Xinhua Friday.

Friday marks the one-year countdown to the event, which is expected to draw 70 million visitors.

To date, 189 countries and 47 international organizations have confirmed attendance to the Expo.

Of the participating countries, 50 are from Africa, 33 from America, 45 from Europe, 45 from Asia and 16 from Ocean. Twenty of them are yet to forge diplomatic relations with China, including Bhutan, Palau and Guatemala.

Shanghai will therefore replace Hannover of Germany to host the most crowded World Expo ever. The Hannover World Expo in 2000 drew 155 countries and 17 international organizations.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 06:38 AM   #203
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Italy Pavillion breaks ground in Shanghai Expo


www.chinaview.cn 2009-05-09

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BEIJING, May 9 -- The Italy Pavillion, called The City of Man, breaks ground officially in Shanghai Expo on Friday.

Located in C zone of the Expo and along with Huangpu river, the Italy Pavillion covers an area of 3,600 square meters. The pavillion is consisted of 20 functional parts that can be assembled individually, representing 20 Italian regions.

Visitors walking in the pavillion will feel like being in an area combined the styles of Shanghai lane and Italian plaza.

According to the pavillion designer Giampaolo Imbrighi, the design was inspired by a traditional Shanghai game. In the game, children drop a batch of 20-30 sticks on a table and try to move one stick at a time without moving the others until all the sticks are cleared.

Imbrighi said the shape of the pavilion is as changeable as the game, which is called "Shanghai" in Italy.

Soundbite: Riccardo Sessa, Ambassador of Italy Embassy "How to ensure better conditions of life. And the same time, the most modern concept of globalization. How cities can combine with the needs of keeping, for example, cultural heritage and the modern development can serve the man."

Apart from the uniqueness and novelty in design, Italy Pavillion also uses many innovative materials such as transparent concrete to create ecoclimate.

Xinhua News Agency correspondents reporting from Shanghai.
video: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...t_11343584.htm

(Source: XHTV)
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Old May 11th, 2009, 06:03 PM   #204
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Switzerland gives World Expo a lift
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Old May 11th, 2009, 11:06 PM   #205
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Russian pavillion

There is little information on the web, so i don't know which of the three variants was chosen. They have the first project used as an illustration on http://www.expo2010-russia.ru/
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Old May 16th, 2009, 04:19 PM   #206
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^wow, they are all amazing. The 2nd one has x factor though in spades, its brutal.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 05:54 PM   #207
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Russian pavillion final variant

Sorry, couldn't find bigger images. They just appeared on the official site. The pavillion is going to be situated to the west of the main alley, right in front of the german pavillion.



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Old May 16th, 2009, 10:09 PM   #208
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Is everyone really going to go around and see all this junk?! These pavilions are crude architecture at it's best. I would go through one of them and probably be done for the day.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 10:21 PM   #209
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im sure theres plenty to do in every pavillion.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 10:42 PM   #210
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im sure theres plenty to do in every pavillion.
One would hope...
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Old May 17th, 2009, 12:01 AM   #211
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have u ever been to an expo..?
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Old May 17th, 2009, 12:28 AM   #212
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Is everyone really going to go around and see all this junk?! These pavilions are crude architecture at it's best. I would go through one of them and probably be done for the day.
Tastes may differ but by no means I would call it junk. There surely will be some spectacular and interesting pavilions. If people would not be interested noone would organize such events in the first place.
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Old May 17th, 2009, 02:16 AM   #213
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Yeah you are right. Human effort, money and resources have been devoted to these events. Junk is not the right word, it is not nice because each pavillion represents a country and every country attempts to show case its best to the world. I find some of them quite classy in fact. I am sure that there will be many people whom will find these buildings very interesting and beautiful.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 04:36 AM   #214
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Is everyone really going to go around and see all this junk?! These pavilions are crude architecture at it's best. I would go through one of them and probably be done for the day.
I wonder if you would have been saying the same thing about Expo '64 in Queens, NY?
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 04:49 AM   #215
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I wonder if you would have been saying the same thing about Expo '64 in Queens, NY?
Were you at that Expo?
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 05:07 AM   #216
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My US history teacher was, and he said it was awesome. This expo is definitely at the same level, if not higher. They are all great sights and spectacles, go to one and you'll know why.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 05:07 AM   #217
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Is it just me or it's just that this edition of the expo seems "bigger" in all scales compared to the previous editions of the Expo? Notably comparing it to the one in Zaragoza.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 06:02 AM   #218
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The design for the Canada Pavilion at Expo 2010 is now finalized. The design approach, which has an open air public space as its centre piece, was first unveiled in January 2008. Over the past year, the design, created by Cirque du Soleil, has evolved through adjustments and refinements.





source: http://www.expo2010canada.gc.ca/cana...vilion-eng.cfm
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 06:13 AM   #219
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looks good, a giant letter "C".
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 08:22 AM   #220
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WHAT HAPPENS TO ALL THESE STRUCTURES AFTER THE EXPO ??
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