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Panoramic View of Beijing 2008 Olympic Venues


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I was on the 33rd floor of a building overlooking the Beijing Olympic Village construction on May 12th and shot this panoramic view:

The Beijing Guide: Olympic Venue Construction

Peter Danford

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Yes baron-pierreIV, Beijing has knocked down most of its charming old alleyways (hutongs) and built a new city over it.  Rather than preserve their culture and history as cities such as Amsterdam or Paris have done, they have started from scratch.  Its a pretty controverial thing here, lots of people are unhappy about it, especially all those who had to give up their homes.  And the new buildings are not usually architectual masterpieces and the quality is often questionable.
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