November 17, 2008
You Don't Get to Choose Your Nickname
Fancy new Chinese buildings with humble nicknames:
Many of the famous new buildings that have gone up in Beijing recently have been given their own tags by the people. The National Center for the Performing Arts is known as the “Duck Egg.” The National Stadium is known as the “Bird’s Nest.” They’re both humble yet fitting names for these grand edifices.
So… what’s this one called?