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Shanghai Expo China hall comes to spotlight amid frenetic attention

Source: Xinhua | 04-25-2009 15:23

Special Report:   2010 Shanghai Expo Countdown

by Xinhua Writers Wu Yu and Wu Qi

SHANGHAI, April 25, (Xinhua) -- Impossible is nothing. The Adidas advertising slogan applies well to Chinese architectures. On April 20, a unique 24-floor square building came to the spotlight in East China's Shanghai -- the China Hall of the Shanghai 2010 World Expo.

Unlike traditional buildings, which are wider at the base, the China Hall looks two times larger at the top than at the ground base, something like a Titan standing tall and upright in Pudong New District, an economic hub of the country.

After 16 months of busy construction, the 69-meter-high China Hall, a focus and symbol of the Shanghai 2010 World Expo, has finally completed civil engineering construction and entered the next phase of construction, which will include electrical wiring and exterior decoration.