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(*****) hyped-up, over-enthused, all-the-fuss

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*** nyt_08.07.13

dragon

 


[2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, China]
     

  • epiphany
    "Critics have incessantly described these high-profile projects as bullish expressions of the nation's budding global primacy. Yet these buildings are not simply blunt expressions of power. ... China's new architecture exudes an aura that has as much to do with intellectual ferment as economic clout." (Nicolai Ouroussoff, nyt_08.07.13)

     

  • tabula rasa
    "Everything, it seems, is possible here, from utopian triumphs of the imagination to soul-sapping expressions of a disregard for individual lives." (Nicolai Ouroussoff, nyt_08.07.13)

 
[Olympic Green, Beijing,China]

   
   
   

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(*****) manic-ly promoted

 



(*****) massively-ballyhooed

a m b u s h e d
(*****) contested projects

 



 

 

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  [National Theater, Beijing, China]
     

  • ordinary citizens
    "It is a place that is very calm," he said. "It is a building that you cannot touch ..." (Paul Andreu in Nicolai Ouroussoff, nyt_08.07.13)

     

  • clampdown
    "The isolation imposed by the surrounding reflecting pool is reinforced by the entry sequence: visitors must descend a grand staircase into the earth before passing under the pool and re-emerging in the cavernous dome. ...

    After the Tiananmen Square protests and the government's violent crackdown in 1989, the city added pedestrian barriers around the square. Today it can be reached only through underpasses patrolled by security forces ... ." (Nicolai Ouroussoff, nyt_08.07.13)

     


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(*****) non disclosure   p r o t e c t i o n


t h o u g h t   p o l i c e
(*****) n o t   f.o.b.


f r o z e n   d i n n e r
(*****) shunned out


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*** nyt_08.07.13

*** nyt_04.07.15
*** icon_04.07.07

 
[CCTV Headquarters, Beijing, China]
     

  • propaganda machine
    "Long negotiations have unfolded over how much public access will be allowed: ... CCTV's directors have threatened to close off two public roads that cut through the site." (Nicolai Ouroussoff, nyt_08.07.13)

     

  • Herculean strain
    "An enormous plaza will also be restricted to the company's employees." (Nicolai Ouroussoff, nyt_08.07.13)

 


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*** spi_08.07.31

bird's nest
white elephant

 

 

 

 

  [National Stadium for the the 2008 Olympics, Beijing, China]
     
  • completely perplexed
    Spiegel: "Where will you be sitting during the opening ceremony in Beijing?"
    Herzog: "I have no idea. Until a few months ago, we didn't even know whether we would be invited to the festivities at all." (spiegel_08.07.31)
     

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  • parklike openness
    "The government prefers to build a fence around it ... A local developer has proposed creating a subterranean shopping mall at one end of the structure ..." (Nicolai Ouroussoff, nyt_08.07.13)
     

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*** nyt_08.07.13


  [Beijing International Capital Airport (BCIA) Terminal 3, Beijing, China]
     

  • dazed and confused
    "It's not just the grandeur of the space. It's the inescapable feeling that you're passing through a portal to another world, one whose fierce embrace of change has left Western nations in the dust." (Nicolai Ouroussoff, nyt_08.07.13)

     


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  [National Aquatics Center ( Water Cube ), Beijing, China]

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