The Water Cube
During the 2008 Olympics, Beijing's National Stadium was China's pride, the 90,000-seat physical embodiment of the country's economic ascendance. The stadium, “The Bird’s Nest” and the "Water Cube" lived up to its aspiration as global landmarks. Time has, however, not been so kind. Today, The Bird’s Nest is a mostly empty "museum piece" The stadium, which cost $480 million dollars to build and takes about $11 million each year to maintain, has no regular tenant and is almost empty. The nearby Olympic aquatics center “The Water Cube” has been slightly more fortunate: it's been turned into a water park. Wondering what is going to happen with the investments made in Brazil… Time will tell… Beijing, China
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