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What’s that on top of the Bird’s Nest?

June 30, 2008

Photographer David Gray took his weekly trip down to the Bird’s Nest today and fortunately after couple of horribly polluted days, the skies were relatively clear. 

On top of the ’nest’ he captured this inflatable structure.

 Bird’s Nest

Bird's Nest

The stadium is now effectively shut down to visitors because of the secrecy surrounding the preparations for the opening ceremony, which everyone is expecting to be a spectacular affair.   

Could this could be something to do with that? Or a security tent? Or the mother of all bouncy castles? 

Picture by David Gray, who else?    


This has to be normal maintenance/construction of the nest, but due to the secrecy of it all – it has to be covered up.


The roof leaks ?

Posted by Bill | Report as abusive

maybe, a suprise!

Posted by tony | Report as abusive

Think they should call this “The Bird’s Mole” or “The Nest’s Zit/Pimple/Pustulate” or “The Fowl’s Boil”

Posted by iCrater | Report as abusive

I hear the sound of a Swiss architect weeping… in a neutral sort of way.

Posted by Arup | Report as abusive

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