Top 10 amazing places in Beijing for night-view
Updated: 2014-04-30 07:18
By Sun Chengdong (chinadaily.com.cn)
No 2 Beijing National Aquatics Center
Beijing National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube, is an aquatics center that was built alongside Beijing National Stadium in the Olympic Green for the swimming competitions of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Despite its nickname, the building is not an actual cube, but a cuboid. The water cube, comprising a steel space frame, is the largest ETFE clad structure in the world with over 100,000 m² of ETFE pillows that are only 0.2 mm in total thickness.
Water cube at Christmas.[Photo/dfic.cn]