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April 30, 2010

2010 World Expo in Shanghai


Fireworks light up the Shanghai skyline during the opening ceremony for the Shanghai 2010 World Expo (Photo/Philippe Wojazer)

The 2010 World Expo in Shanghai has officially opened! Covering 2 square miles along the Huangpu River, the site includes national pavilions, sculpture gardens, and a sports aren/performing arts center. Past world's fairs and expositions have included such notable constructions as the Eiffel Tower, the Crystal Palace, and Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion. Intriguing buildings this year include:

the United Kingdom Pavilion


(©AP Photo/Shanghai Pacific Institute for International Strategy, HO)

the Japan Pavilion


(©AP Photo/Shanghai Pacific Institute for International Strategy, HO)

and the United Arab Emirates Pavilion


(©AP Photo/Shanghai Pacific Institute for International Strategy, HO)

Go here for an excellent website for the expo with descriptions and multiple views of the pavilions.

Posted by sgarrett at April 30, 2010 04:59 PM

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