Birds Nest National Stadium
The National Stadium is dubbed the "bird's nest" because of the appearance of its innovative grid formation. The twig-like structural elements and the bowl-shaped roof are the masterpiece of the project, yet they posed great challenges for technicians and workers to make the building stand on its own feet. The National Stadium will host the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, and athletics and football competitions. After the Olympic Games, it will become a center for sports and cultural activities and other creative industries. Its post-Games use is under extensive planning. A four-star hotel is to be built on the northern side of the stadium's stands. When completed, it will accommodate spectators who want to experience the night elegance of the "Bird's Nest."