Olympic Park Observation Tower, Beijing, China designed by Shi Yingfang, Li Lei and Wen Yaling, height 243m. Construction began in 2008, to coincide with that year's Summer Olympics and completed/opened in 2014. It is used strictly for observation; there is no provision for offices or apartments. 258 metres (846 ft) in height, its design, with 4 smaller circular floors at different heights and positions below a larger top floor, is meant to echo the Olympic rings.
7. The Olympics were your favorite. There was not an event you didn't enjoy watching. The Beijing Olympics were about 2 weeks before you passed away and during the opening ceremonies you were waving your hands to the music. Beijing olympics -2008.jpg
Netherlandish rider Hans Peter Minderhoud rides his horse Nadine during the dressage individual grand prix freestyle of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games equestrian events in Hong Kong, China, Aug. 19, 2008. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)