National Aquatics Center, the landmark building of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, is located inside the Beijing Olympic Green. It is axially related to the National Stadium on the north part of Beijing Central Axis and reinforces the historical and cultural features of Beijing city. The planning area of the NSC is 62950m2, and the total floor area is 65,000 - 80,000m2, in which the underground component is not less than 15,000 m2.
The National Aquatics Center will be the venue for swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water-polo final during the Olympic Games. The total seating capacity is 17,000, including 6,000 permanent and 11,000 temporary for Games which will be removed post-Games, then the National Aquatics Center will become the venue for various activities such as aquatic sports, swimming, fitness and recreation.
At the end of 2003, the construction of the building will last 3 years. The total investment of the project is around 100 million US dollar. After the completion of the construction by the end of 2006, the project will be approved by IOC and FINA.
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