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I absolutely don't expect it to be the cauldron tower. And that's actually all I have to say about that.

Don't crap your pants, everyone, this could be anything! But if you ask me, I would guess they're setting up the suspended cauldron's support because (1) where it sits on the stadiums (on a corne

Almost finished, I told you!

Huh? Is there a test event? I think the opening ceremony stage is being put up!

There would be lighting tests as the Water Cube does recently ahead, and also the installation of the ceremony stage, can't wait to see the pictures.

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Why do you guys keep repeating the same f*cking pictures? Can't have enough of that stupid design?

Newsflash, the thread is called "Beijing National Stadium" pictures. Any information your huge ego, err I mean brain, cannot process?

We all know you are bitter cause you didn't get ticket for the Opening, get over it!

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We all know you are bitter cause you didn't get ticket for the Opening, get over it!

Oh, please. Trying to outsnide me, jeremie? <_<

No, I am not really bitter. Maybe a little -- but not overly. But considering the strictures United placed on an upgrade from economy to Business; my not being overly fond of the host people (really cannot stand long stretches of the sound of Ch...); AND having guessed how they will light the flame -- so what's the surprise? -- it's all for the best. :blink:

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I have a question - I saw on one computer image of the proposed Bejing Olympic Stadium that they planned to make somethink like a mosaic around the stadium with the chinese zodiac signs - it this plan still prevailing?

We had that question already a few days ago. Here's what NY20?? and I answered:

I don't know anything about those graphic designs around the stadium -- but I suppose that it's only an artistic impression to make the stadium's surroundings look more interesting at the picture. But I don't expect them to be actually realised. For example, the original concept in Athens was to plant many trees around the refurbished Olympic Stadium, but in the end, they chose a rather barren landscape with lots of dust, sand or whatever that ochre stuff was.
It shouldn't be surprising that these designs won't become reality; renderings and concept art rarely match the real thing. Just look at renderings of the Water Cube's inside and what's actually in there.
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We had that question already a few days ago. Here's what NY20?? and I answered:

In regards to Athens though, they had plans for gardens around the stadium, but time ran out to complete them.

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I have a question - I saw on one computer image of the proposed Bejing Olympic Stadium that they planned to make somethink like a mosaic around the stadium with the chinese zodiac signs - it this plan still prevailing?

That would be lovely~

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Looking at this latest photo of the stadium infield, it would seem that a major portion of the Chinese Opera artistic stuff will take place on that long rectangular stage to be raised and lowered by hydraulic lifts, while they bring in the athletes much earlier, and have them sit or mill around the sides. The open area around the stage should accommodate all the attending athletes.

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20084717144411589.jpg

Looking at this latest photo of the stadium infield, it would seem that a major portion of the Chinese Opera artistic stuff will take place on that long rectangular stage to be raised and lowered by hydraulic lifts, while they bring in the athletes much earlier, and have them sit or mill around the sides. The open area around the stage should accommodate all the attending athletes.

that is really an interesting photo: it looks like that the hole in the stadium infield looks can be opened by a rectangular field, which slips to the sides... I wonder how they will do that with the lawn?

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that is really an interesting photo: it looks like that the hole in the stadium infield looks can be opened by a rectangular field, which slips to the sides... I wonder how they will do that with the lawn?

I am sure there will be mats there for irrigation, PLUS maybe in that section, a combination of both natural grass AND some artificial turf.

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I am sure there will be mats there for irrigation, PLUS maybe in that section, a combination of both natural grass AND some artificial turf.

yes - and there must be a mechanism where the rectangular field can be lifted and slip to the side - there must be kind of tracks under the lawn on which the field can slip...

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or for what is this tower?

Your question has already been answered in this thread:

It's just a communications tower. It will stay as a landmark after the Games:

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It has nothing to do with the flame.

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Altho in the new Olympic dictum of the day -- things are NOT what they seem; it could possibly double as the Cauldron Tower too.

Think you could well be onto something there Baron.... the artist impression pic of the tower looks big sure, but the real thing looks like its going to be way bigger and bulkier than the impression, (even with all the scaffolding still around it) if it is just a communication tower then why would it need so much bulk in its design??????

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