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Old Posted Aug 1, 2012, 9:47 AM
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Originally Posted by CyberEric View Post
I haven't been in the park yet, I will be going to a football/soccer match next week, but I can say from outside that the stadium looks pretty bland and boring, nothing close to as impressive as the Bird's Nest in Beijing (which I saw in person as well) but maybe I'll like it more when I am closer.

The aquatic center is gorgeous.

The giant red exhaust pipe is an abomination.
IIRC the Olympic Stadium here is temporary (or at least partially temporary) whereas the Beijing one was permanent. The Aquatics Centre is permanent, but the white "wings" on the sides of it are temporary. Other than that I think the Water Polo arena and Basketball Arena are temporary as well.
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