From Austria to Tokyo, these are a few of our favorite Olympic venues.
The Water Cube was designed for the 2008 Summer Olympics and built by a conglomerate: PTW Architects (Australian architecture firm), Arup (a global firm), CSCEC (China State Construction Engineering Corporation), and CCDI (China Construction Design International) of Shanghai. At an initial cost of $140 million, the cube is Chinese symbol for earth. Another $200 million was spent to convert it into a water park.
By Holly Aguirre
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