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As Chinese fantastic development, a large number of modern projects have been made. Lots of them in different cities have been the landmarks or the symbols of the cities. These modern projects play the role of multi-oriented services for Chinese further and better development as well as the travel destinations in tourism industry. Such as Water Cube and Bird’s Nest used to be the stadiums of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games today serve as the public sports center of Beijing and the hot destinations of Beijing. CCTV Headquarters in Beijing plays the role of Chinese News and TV broadcasting center as well as one tourist attraction in Beijing.

Three Gorges Dam Project is the world's largest and grandest water conservancy project. Many of its records break through the world record of water conservancy project. The effectiveness of water control is most notable in the world. Three Gorges Dam does well in control flooding from the upper reaches of Yangtze River. It enhances the capacity of flood-control. Three Gorges Dam is the worldwide largest power station.  

The Great Hall of the People is the place to hold National People's Congress and it is an important place of holding political, diplomatic, cultural activities. The east gate is the central gate of the Great Hall of the People, also the entrance of Ten Thousands People's Hall. On your entering, the first view jump into you sight is a broad square. Enter from the north gate, you'll come to Friendship Hall, on the east is the National Meeting Hall and on the west is the National Dining Hall---

China Pavilion-Oriental Crown. The Expo 2010 Shanghai China provides a fabulous opportunity for the whole world to communicate. It is certain that the China Pavilion will be the window to introduce and display the splendid and ancient country -   China. The red-colored China Pavilion is in Chinese traditional style architecture. It has a beautiful name: Oriental Crown; it is not only a theme pavilion in World Expo site, but also the building which manifests China's spirit and concept adequately.

Bird Nest - national stadium of main stadium for BeiJing 2008 Olympics games

Design by: Herzog & De Meuron design office

330 meters long, 220 meters wide, 69.2 meters high, with a construction area of 250,000 square meters, hold 100,000 audiences. Whether this stadium which is praised as the new architectural oddity has as stadium of Wembley a lot of bathrooms to initiate each side's concern.Comment: It has sharp inferior valley characteristic.

Architecture value: Test a large number of latest technology, all efforts for realize 'epidermis' until 'build, construct', new building dream combine together.

Beijing International Airport, Beijing

Foster & Partners. Under construction, to be completed in late 2007

According to the U.S. Embassy to China, the country will be building 108 new airports between 2004 and 2009 -- including what will be the world's largest: the Beijing International Airport, designed by Foster & Partners. Set to open at the end of 2007, in time for the Beijing Olympics in 2008, the airport terminal will cover more than 1 million square meters, giving it a bigger footprint than the Pentagon.

It's designed to handle 43 million passengers a year initially and 55 million by 2015, figures that will probably push the new facility into the ranks of the

National Swimming Center, Beijing

PTW and Ove Arup. Under construction, completion scheduled for 2008

The striking exterior of the National Swimming Center, being constructed for the 2008 Olympic Games and nicknamed, the "Water Cube," is made from panels of a lightweight form of Teflon that transforms the building into an energy-efficient greenhouse-like environment. Solar energy will also be used to heat the swimming pools, which are designed to reuse double-filtered, backwashed pool water that's usually dumped as waste.

Excess rainwater will also be collected and stored in subterranean tanks and used to fill the pools. The complex engineering system of curvy steel frames that form the structure of the bubble-like skin are based on research into the structural properties of soap bubbles by two physicists at Dublin's Trinity College. The unique structure is designed to help the building withstand nearly any seismic disruptions.

Central Chinese Television CCTV, Beijing

OMA/Ole Scheeren and Rem Koolhaas. Under construction, scheduled for completion in 2008

The design of the new Central Chinese Television (CCTV) headquarters defies the popular conception of a skyscraper -- and it broke Beijing's building codes and required approval by a special review panel. The standard systems for engineering gravity and lateral loads in buildings didn't apply to the CCTV building, which is formed by two leaning towers, each bent 90 degrees at the top and bottom to form a continuous loop.


Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai

Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects. Under construction, completion scheduled for 2008

Rising in the Lujiazhui financial district in Pudong, the Shanghai World Financial Center is a tower among towers. The elegant 101-story skyscraper will be (for a moment, at least) the world's tallest when completed in early 2008.

One of the biggest challenges of building tall is creating a structure that can withstand high winds. The architects devised an innovation solution to alleviate wind pressure by adding a rectangular cut-out at the building's apex. Not only does the open area help reduce the building's sway but it also will be home to the world's highest outdoor observation deck -- a 100th-floor vista that will take vertigo to new heights.

National Grand Theater, Beijing

Paul Andreu and ADP. Under construction, to be completed in 2008

Located near Tiananmen Square, the 490,485-square-foot glass-and-titanium National Grand Theater, scheduled to open in 2008, seems to float above a man-made lake. Intended to stand out amid the Chinese capital's bustling streets and ancient buildings, the structure has garnered criticism among Bejing's citizens for clashing with classic landmarks like the Monument to the People's Heroes (dedicated to revolutionary martyrs), the vast home of the National People's Congress, or Tiananmen Gate itself (the Gate of Heavenly Peace).

China Millennium Monument is located on the extended section of West Chang’an Avenue and at the west side of Military Museum of Chinese People's Revolution, north side of Yuyuantan Park, southwardly opposite to Beijing West Bus Station. China Millennium Monument backs on north side and faces the south; its location is the traditional style in ancient China (North-South Location is the traditional style for house building, and it is meaningful...

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