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Beijing’s Water Cube

Water CubeLook out for the Water Cube at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.   This national aquatics centre was official unveiled last month and will host diving and swimming events between 8th and 24th August 2008. The complex cost over 1 billion yuan (that’s a little shy of $150 million), covers 65,000 square metres and will have a capacity of 17,000 for the duration of the Games.   And for that kind of spend, you also get a lot of LEDs to ensure the venue looks pretty at night!

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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