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Does anybody know what will be the legacy of the Birds Nest stadium? Is it going to a roosting place for China's abandoned pet birds? What is China's national sport anyway? Agree with the other's it looks better at night with the lights, but then again, everything usually does.

You are making jest of that superb stadium!

I think it will stand to be a multi-purpose stadium and not from your perspective of taking on the ground of FIFA stadium.

I think that Bird Nest is just one of a kind to be found anywhere else in the world so it's very unique in that context. To me the look is just okay both day and night.

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For such a modern stadium in surprised they are going to make people walk up those stairs without and weather protection. Like could you imagine walking up those when its pouring wih rain and blowing strong winds. wouldnt be too fun.

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Does anybody know what will be the legacy of the Birds Nest stadium? Is it going to a roosting place for China's abandoned pet birds? What is China's national sport anyway? Agree with the other's it looks better at night with the lights, but then again, everything usually does.

SOOOO many comments I could make off the national sport line...

Truth is, we assume China will use Bird's Nest for upcoming track and field events, either for China or for something like a potential worlds. Beyond that... who knows.

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There better be some f*cking escalators or lifts somewhere as that is one un-wheelchair friendly venue!!

You stole my thought there. Plus, I'm sorry, the place FEELS dark. I mean, yeah, stadiums are a bit dark anyway, but this is the friggin' Batcave compared to others.

Congradulations, BOOC, even your stadium feels oppresive. Well done.

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Thanks for the pictures.

I think it's a very special stadium, it's just like it's only inside. But so much red... the colour of the communist party, National Stadium, maybe a little bit too national?

I hope the 'look of the Games' will bring some more colour to the stadium.

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Thanks for the pictures.

I think it's a very special stadium, it's just like it's only inside. But so much red... the colour of the communist party, National Stadium, maybe a little bit too national?

I hope the 'look of the Games' will bring some more colour to the stadium.

Red as a colour of choice by the Chinese predates the Communist era. Their (and the Japanese as well) culture reveres red as a lucky colour - the color of life. Go to the ritzier Chinese restaurants and you will notice the heavy tones of red; as well as those exquisite lacquer boxes.

The fact that it was also the Socialists' choice of color worldwide just happened to be coincidental.

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Red as a colour of choice by the Chinese predates the Communist era. Their (and the Japanese as well) culture reveres red as a lucky colour - the color of life. Go to the ritzier Chinese restaurants and you will notice the heavy tones of red; as well as those exquisite lacquer boxes.

The fact that it was also the Socialists' choice of color worldwide just happened to be coincidental.

See communism was meant for China!!!!

But anyway I'm lazy I would not walk up several hundred stairs for anything. I hope that London will be smarter.

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There better be some f*cking escalators or lifts somewhere as that is one un-wheelchair friendly venue!!

Sure, I bet all seats of Stadium Australia are weelchair accessible <_<

This picture doesn't mean that part of the stadium is not accessible.

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Thanks for the pictures.

I think it's a very special stadium, it's just like it's only inside. But so much red... the colour of the communist party, National Stadium, maybe a little bit too national?

I hope the 'look of the Games' will bring some more colour to the stadium.

Id say it will. From the pics of the stadium interior show, the signage on the floor of the stadium i the centre field - the bluey green stuff, looks really good.

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Claustrophobic. Anybody notice the smog inside the stadium? C-c-can't... breathe!

The exposed stairs at the sides are indeed stupid. Maybe they're also going to cover the sides with that membrane layer thing when they realize that wet and windy weather will pose a problem to spectators walking up and down the stairs.

The chandeliers look off with the severe red interior. Actually they look like those flat-packed ones from IKEA. Not to say that IKEA products look tacky, but they don't look nice with all that red-painted cement and steel.

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But anyway I'm lazy I would not walk up several hundred stairs for anything. I hope that London will be smarter.

R u kidding? That, as well as Chicago's, will be 'temporary' structures -- so how can they install those expensive escalators?

Claustrophobic. Anybody notice the smog inside the stadium? C-c-can't... breathe!

The exposed stairs at the sides are indeed stupid. Maybe they're also going to cover the sides with that membrane layer thing when they realize that wet and windy weather will pose a problem to spectators walking up and down the stairs.

The chandeliers look off with the severe red interior. Actually they look like those flat-packed ones from IKEA. Not to say that IKEA products look tacky, but they don't look nice with all that red-painted cement and steel.

A few thoughts:

- 'wet and windy' events would probably be cancelled. Can't do much with that on the field.

- The 'No escalator' rule would make for healthy Beijingers!! Of course with the smog, they would probably collapse at the top of the stairs. But then again, they may have oxygen tanks up there!! Besides, the poor (who sill sit there) can't afford to be picky.

- Pull the old 'wheelchair' trick. Buy/rent one so you can be seated in the handicapped section on the lower levels. :)

Mo Rush, does your pet Capetown WC project allow for escalators to its higher bleachers?

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Credit where credit is due, the overhang of the roof will shelter spectators and the track if it rains, but Lord, just feels odd.

Plus, what's with all the cables in the roof? Will the Opening Ceremony come complete with hanging of Tibeten monks and Olympic dissenters?

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You stole my thought there. Plus, I'm sorry, the place FEELS dark. I mean, yeah, stadiums are a bit dark anyway, but this is the friggin' Batcave compared to others.

Congradulations, BOOC, even your stadium feels oppresive. Well done.

If I recall correctly, this stadium was designed by a Swiss company?

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Plus, what's with all the cables in the roof? Will the Opening Ceremony come complete with hanging of Tibeten monks and Olympic dissenters?

Nah, for that will give them far too much public prominence and may incite strong public reactions.

They are far more likely to dumb the Tibeten monks and Olympic dissenters into the cauldron and have them fuel the sacred olympic flame.

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