Friday, September 14, 2007

The terminal’s soaring golden roofs, scattered with raised triangles to resemble a dragon’s scaly back, and monumental red pillars pay homage to Chinese imperial architecture. Its 790m-wide (2,600ft-wide) roof, Cana-dian-built automatic mass-transit system and 60km (40 miles) of baggage carriers are testimony to Beijing’s determination to have the most modern facilities – whatever the cost.

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