This Beijing Winter Olympics Site Was Formerly a Steel Mill

A prime example of urban regeneration, this former steel mill could have been abandoned or torn down, but was given a new lease on life.

The industrial plant was shut down almost 90 years ago as part of Beijing’s ambitious plan to combat air pollution.

The sprawling site served as a unique venue for the Beijing 2022 Big Air events. Imagine pulling tricks in front of towering cooling towers!

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