Olympic Construction / by Michelle Linden

As I mentioned before, like a lot of people I am very excited to watch the construction of the water cube by PTW in Beijing. I only wish that I could attend the Olympics and see the completed structure in person, and I'm completely jealous of anyone who will be there! Its especially interesting to see the intricate structure supporting the ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene) pillows that create the water effect.

[Be sure to check out the view of H&dM's birdnest stadium in the background.]

The above photos of the construction are from a variety of sources including 1.618, Flickr, Chris Bosse, David Teoh, and The Wall Street Journal.