Video: Beijing Olympics: How Modern? How Different?

With Beijing having now officially entered its Olympics year (by the lunar calendar) we resurrect a five-part Discovery Channel broadcast from last year on the remaking of city for the Olympics, a process that is “stretching the limits of what architects and engineers can dream and do”:

China’s capital is undergoing human history’s ultimate urban make up: a mind-blowing vision, a perfect playground for world-class architects and engineers to realize their dreams. Discovery Channel explains to you why 2008 Olympics is more than a games to Beijing. It is a jump-start to future that would change everything beyond recognition.