Original title: Giant Chinese knot stands in Tiananmen Square, 10 Winter Olympics-themed flower beds are about to debut in Beijing
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, January 14 (Reporter Zhao Xu) As the Spring Festival and the Winter Olympics approach, a giant Chinese knot inlaid with the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics emblem and elements of ice and snow has been erected in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. The main part of the “Ao” theme flower bed.
The reporter learned from the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympic Games Beijing Operational Support Headquarters City Operation and Environmental Protection Group Office and Beijing Municipal Bureau of Landscaping that Beijing has arranged 10 points along Tiananmen Square and Chang’an Street. The Winter Olympics-themed flower beds are expected to be completed and unveiled on January 20.
According to the person in charge of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Landscaping, Beijing has selected 10 points in the city, including Tiananmen Square, along Chang’an Street, the south side of Linglong Tower in Beijing Olympic Park, the southwest corner of Shijingshan Octagonal Bridge, and the south entrance of Yanqing Guichuan Square. Themed flower beds are arranged. The flower bed is centered on the concept of green ecology, and incorporates relevant elements such as the emblems, mascots, and theme slogans of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics to create a warm atmosphere for the Winter Olympics.
Among them, the “Wonderful Winter Olympics” theme flower bed is arranged in the center of Tiananmen Square. The top of the flower bed is 17 meters high. The Chinese knot is the main scene. Combined with the Winter Olympics emblem and elements of ice and snow, it conveys the best wishes for the Beijing Winter Olympics. The bottom of the flower bed is 38.6 meters in diameter, surrounded by five rings and embedded with snowflake patterns, which means that the five continents celebrate the Winter Olympics together and can resist 12-level strong winds. During the Winter Paralympics, the Winter Olympics emblem will be replaced with the Winter Paralympic emblem.
In addition to flower beds, up to now, the Beijing landscaping department has renovated more than 19 million square meters of green space for the Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics, adding evergreen Pinus tabuliformis, colorful ornamental branches, foliage, fruit ornamental plants, etc. Over 3.67 million plants, comprehensively improving the urban landscape quality of Beijing in winter.
It is reported that the arrangement of the flower beds has already started construction on the evening of January 10, and it is expected to be completed and unveiled on January 20.