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Bird Nest tops list of "10 great buildings"
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15:38, November 07, 2008

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The uniquely designed "Bird's Nest"; the Oriental Pearl Tower with a total height of 468 meters; the largest domed structure in the world——the National Centre for the Performing Arts; the highest building in Shenzhen——Shun Hing Square; and the new CCTV Headquarters which received 5 billion yuan of investment... these buildings, designed and constructed during the period of reform and opening-up, with their unique forms, functions and historical backgrounds have been ranked in the top ten of the recent "Best Architecture in the 30 years of reform and opening-up" survey. They have become part of the "10 great buildings" that have made the deepest impression in the last 30 years in the eyes of Chinese netizens.

This survey conducted by People's Daily Online received enthusiastic responses from netizens. According to the number of votes, the top ten buildings are as follows: National Stadium ("Bird Nest"), Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai, Hangzhou Bay Bridge, National Centre for the Performing Arts, National Aquatics Centre ("Water Cube"), Shun Hing Square in Shenzhen, the new terminal of Beijing Capital International Airport, the new CCTV Headquarters, Window of the World in Shenzhen, and the China Millennium Monument.

By People's Daily Online

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