Beijing Grapples with Games Legacy Four Years On

On May 8, 2012 by Design China

“Four years after Beijing hosted a spectacular summer Olympics, China’s bustling capital sees vastly improved public transport and infrastructure, but many of the venues built for the event languish unloved, underused and draining public finances.

The jewels in the crown were two architecturally-stunning buildings – the main Bird’s Nest stadium and the Water Cube aquatics center, described by International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge as ‘beautiful’ and ‘unprecedented’. Yet today both places are better known for the steady stream of curious tourists they attract rather than as locations for major sporting events”. Continue reading.

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