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Water Cube

2008 Olympics swimming complex

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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Apr 2, 2010
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Water Cube is a most amazing concept & spectacular complex! A building that lights up, esp. awesome in the night!
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Quick Tip by . August 24, 2009
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Most delightful water cube I've seen! A beauty to behold esp. at night. An architectural genius & a world record holder. Absolutely must-see
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Also known as the Water Cube, it is where the 2008 summer Olympics' swimming competitions were held. The complex where Michael Phelps made history. Swimmers in total broke 25 world records here.

The Water Cube was specially designed and built by a consortium made up of PTW Architects (an Australian architecture firm), Arup international engineering group, CSCEC (China State Construction Engineering Corporation), and CCDI (China Construction Design International) of Shanghai.
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