Must-See Architectural Showpieces in Beijing
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With its rapid development, China's capital city has become a playground for leading architects from across the globe. The 2008 Summer Olympics, in particular, brought a frenzy of construction. The spectacle used 37 venues, 12 of which were purpose-built, and today visitors can still marvel at such monuments as the Bird's Nest, the Water Cube, and the Golden Egg.

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