Underused Olympic Stadium to Become Water Park

Underused since the end of the 2008 Summer Olympics, the Beijing Water Cube swimming stadium will be converted into a water park.
February 5, 2010, 11am PST | Nate Berg
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"The park will include seven-storey slides, a wave machine, shopping arcades, cafes, and performance stages when it reopens in July, the report said.

'A Canadian company is designing and building these facilities to make the venue one of the biggest and most modern water parks in the world,' Yang Qiyong, deputy general manager of the venue, was quoted as saying."

This effort to make sure the Olympics-related infrastructure does not go unused will cost roughly $29 million.

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Published on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 in Agence France Presse
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