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Olympics: My Thoughts On The Bird's Nest & The Water Cube

I think I've been to roughly 75 stadiums and arenas throughout my life and I think I'm going to come away from these Olympics ranking the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube as the top two.

I haven't been in the Bird's Nest yet, but from the outside (I've walked all the way around it) it's simply the most unique structure ever to host a sporting event with 42,000 tons of steel torqued like that. The only thing that I think makes anything close to a statement like that is the University of Phoenix Stadium, where the Cardinals play and where this year's Super Bowl took place.

The Water Cube
The Water Cube



I haven't been in the Bird's Nest yet, but from the outside (I've walked all the way around it) it's simply the most unique structure ever to host a sporting event with 42,000 tons of steel torqued like that. The only thing that I think makes anything close to a statement like that is the University of Phoenix Stadium, where the Cardinals play and where this year's Super Bowl took place.

Beijing National Stadium
Beijing National Stadium
Beijing National Stadium

I ventured inside the Water Cube today and it's just awesome. The 3,000 molecule-like bubbles that have 440,000 LED lights make this building look great on the outside, but on the inside, it's almost as cool. Stare up at the ceiling and you feel as if you're in the water molecules or in the movie "Innerspace."

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