Dragon Building

We first saw this building from the bus and the photo below is taken through the bus window.

The bus circled this dragon headed tower while trying to get to our lunch. The high resolution screens were beautiful.

Our bus circled this dragon headed tower while trying to get to our lunch. The high resolution screens were beautiful.

It is called Pangu Plaza.

Shaped like a dragon — and stretching the length of seven football fields — the complex boasts a high-rise office tower, shopping mall, and seven-star hotel.

Shaped like a dragon — and stretching the length of seven football fields — the complex boasts a high-rise office tower, shopping mall, and seven-star hotel.

The building complex was somehow part of the Olympic Games, since it has seven jumbo television screens which, during the Olympics, recycled patriotic images and Olympic highlights to passersby 24 hours a day.

The building complex was somehow part of the Olympic Games, since it has seven jumbo television screens which, during the Olympics, recycled patriotic images and Olympic highlights to passersby 24 hours a day.

 One side of Pangu Plaza overlooks the Water Cube and the Bird's Nest stadium, indeed much of the Olympic site.

One side of Pangu Plaza overlooks the Water Cube and the Bird’s Nest stadium, indeed much of the Olympic site.

Background information obtained from the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/21/sports/olympics/21apartment.html?_r=0

And the next post will be about our visit to the Olympic site…

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2 comments on “Dragon Building

  1. Sandy Jess says:

    Since we missed our flight the first day, you definitely saw more in Beijing…I am definitely enjoying your posts! Thanks so much and Happy Holidays!

    • buntymcc says:

      Thanks, but the Olympic site was no great loss ( see next post!) Happy holiday to you and John too and if you see anyone else from bus 2, same to them. I’m in Kitchener for a pre-Christmas visit to daughter and grands, near but far.

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