Check out this photo essay of the new 2008 Olympic structures under construction in Beijing. In addition to the stunning “bubble building” being built for the 2008 in Beijing, an equally-awesome structure under construction just across the way. Herzog and DeMeuron’s Olympic Stadium, referred to by some as the “Bird’s Nest,” is a feat of engineering, an asthetic marvel and an uber-green machine. The Swiss architects describe it best: “The spatial effect of the stadium is novel and radical and yet simple and of an almost archaic immediacy. Its appearance is pure structure. Facade and structure are identical.” Posted by Jason McManus.