Best Stadiums, Birds Nest, Beijing, China
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Best Stadiums, Birds Nest, Beijing, China

The Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron were chosen to design the stadium for the 2008 Summer Games. The stadium consists of two independent structures, situated 50 feet apart: a red concrete seating bowl and the outer steel frame around it. The circular shape is said to represent heaven complementing the Aquatic Center cube representing earth. 

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