Beijing Olympic 2008 Goes Beyond Architecture

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Along with new mega buildings include Bird’s Nest stadium, Aquatic Center, and the 3 million Beijing’s futuristic new airport terminal designed by British architect Norman Foster, the government of China is also trying to create a new, improved population for the Olympic events.

With a price tag of $43 billion, the Summer Games that will open Aug. 8 in Beijing are the most expensive in Olympic history. The transformation, however, goes far beyond the eye-popping architecture. The Chinese government also has been trying to create a new, improved population to go along with its spiffed-up capital city.


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