Thursday, October 18, 2007

National Grand Theatre Beijing

National Grand TheatreBeijing’s long-awaited National Grand Theatre has arrived!

Jiang Zemin, the former Communist Party general secretary and state leader, has been a strong backer of this new entertainment venue in the heart of China’s capital.

Located immediately behind The Great Hall of the People, the National Grand Theatre appears to float on a pool of water. The building can be seen from many vantage points within the immediate city precinct. The design certainly stands in contrast to its surroundings and will be a point of interest and comment for decades to come.

The theatre is officially due to open in December but will be used for events leading up to that time.

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