The Beijing olympics 2008 kicked off in grand style at 8 minutes past 8 on 08/08/08 at China’s National stadium popularly referred to as the ‘Bird’s nest’. This is week 11 of SuperSundayVideo and here is the entire episode of Discovery Channel’s Man Made Marvels program which shows the construction of the marvelous structure.
The entire episode has been divided into 5 parts. This has to be the longest SuperSundayVideo yet, but then the stadium deserves it! The stadium has a seating capacity of 91,000. It was built with 36 km (22.4 miles) of unwrapped steel, with a combined weight of 45,000 tonnes. Estimated cost of construction: $423 million!! Highly recommend everyone to watch all 5 videos but you could always jump directly to the last video.