The 2008 Summer Olympics Games will be hosted by China, and probably that’s why this big-time country is building state-of-the-art and unique buildings for the event. One of this is my personal favorite: the Beijing National Aquatics Center, which is also known as the Beijing Water Cube, because of its structural design similarity as that of the soap bubbles. Cute huh? I saw this feature in National Geographic Channel, Made in China.
I just recently watched Discovery channel’s episode of Megastructures, featuring the Beijing International Airport, and I love it!
I’m really amazed on how the other countries progress in terms of their engineering technologies.Sometimes, I would imagine myself standing before a scene of a huge bare landscape – me wearing a yellow hard hat, and holding a piece of welded metal and witnessing other people driving bulldozers all over the place.It had always been my childhood dream, riding those engines, manipulating buttons, building bridges, riveting metals… constructing and deconstructing things literally (the later part is quite literary, *smirks) etc…
I still continue my craze over constructions and new man-made buildings by watching episodes in Discovery Channel.Well, my summer break is mostly spent watching TV and reading books, other times, I study Japanese language on my own to drive off boredom.This time, as I was tuning into different channels, I watched the Discovery channel’s feature on building the Hangzhou Bay Bridge, the world’s largest trans-oceanic bridge, connecting two prime places in China in stuttering 36 kilometers long. Continue reading