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China unveils grand pavilion at World Expo

2010-02-08 14:01 BJT

Special Report: Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

The construction of the China Pavilion, the nation's showcase building at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, has been completed. A ceremony was held in Shanghai to unveil China's main structure for the mega-event.

A sense of the approaching world expo.

Yu Zhengsheng, Party Secretary of CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee, said, "I hereby announce that the construction of the China Pavilion is complete."

Officials of Shanghai's municipal government and construction workers gathered in front of the China Pavilion on Monday to witness the milestone.

Shanghai's mayor says completion of the China Pavilion boosts the city's confidence of hosting a successful, splendid, and memorable world expo.

The construction of the China Pavilion, the nation's showcase building at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, has been completed. A ceremony was held in Shanghai to unveil China's main structure for the mega-event.
The construction of the China Pavilion, the nation's showcase building at 
the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, has been completed. A ceremony was held in 
Shanghai to unveil China's main structure for the mega-event.

Han Zheng, Shanghai Mayor, said, "The completion of the China Pavilion marks a breakthrough in pavilion construction at the World Expo. It also lays a solid foundation for a smooth World Expo."

Construction of the 63-meter high pavilion, known as the "Crown of the East", began in 2007.

The design features elements from traditional Chinese architecture.

The eye-catching square roof was fashioned from dougong, a type of bracket used more than two-thousand years ago.

The main structure will be used for an exhibition entitled Chinese Wisdom in Urban Development, showcasing the values of harmony, nature and spirit.

Below the main structure, there's a 45-thousand-square-meter joint pavilion featuring displays from local provinces, cities and regions.