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Stunning Seed Cathedral at Shanghai World Expo 2010

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Leonora covered what ended up being the showstopper in Shanghai:
A seed Cathedral for the Shanghai World Expo 2010.

The competition between showstopping pavilions was hot in Shanghai as the opening of the Expo drew near (it concluded October 31).

Leonora says: But one pavilion had been drawing in the crowds throughout its construction, thanks to an extraordinary bristling form of 60,000 fibre-optic rods, each with a seed implanted in its tip. The UK Pavilion, otherwise known as the Seed Cathedral, created by British design star Thomas Heatherwick and his studio, is quite simply the most extraordinary structure we have ever seen.

And that's just the outside, wait till you see the seeds inside: Awe Inspiring Seed Cathedral at Shanghai World Expo 2010.

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