You can't host the Olympics without a world-class facility and, for 2008, China's gearing up to do the honours by building one of the world's largest enclosed facilities – the Beijing National Stadium. 42,000 tons of twisted steel and a stadium to seat 90,000 people – one of the biggest and most ambitious constructions projects ever attempted in modern China. Against the backdrop of China's rush to the Olympics, examine the unique features of the "bird's nest" stadium, following its design, engineering and construction up until the ultimate test, where Games organisers will find out if this ambitious project is ready in time for the Opening Ceremony of the XXIX Olympiad.
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