Friday, February 29, 2008

Beijing New International Airport

Beijing (also known to some as Pekin), the chinese capital, has a new terminal for its airport. It's supposed to welcome the tourists for the Olympics this summer.

Its size is totally insane. Yes, I read that it's the equivalent of 170 soccer fields, but you get the idea only when you actually look at it.

Here is a picture of Paris, taken on Google earth, from 5km high (click for bigger view):

Now here's a picture of the new Beijing Terminal, from the same height! The terminal itself is seen here during construction. Now complete, it joins the upper, blue boomerang shaped structure, to the lower and red, similar one...

Yeah... Scary. And now just for fun, here's manhattan from the same height.

Let's hope they included some kind of monorail!

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