Altogether 9 million online votes were received for a survey on the "top ten modern buildings in Beijing." Reporters learned on August 19 from Jinyu Cup Photography Exhibition, which had the theme of "seeking the top ten modern buildings in Beijing," that over the 20-day voting period the public were surprisingly enthusiastic about voting, which is very rare compared to voting activities of recent years.
Data on the event's official website shows that over 9 million online votes were received, while the total number of votes exceeded 68 million. Among the buildings voted, Beijing South Railway Station ranked top with over 3.49 million votes. The remaining top ten buildings from second to tenth were as follows: Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal Three, the National Stadium (Bird's Nest), the Grand National Theatre, the second phase construction of the National Library, the National Aquatics Center (Water Cube), Capital Museum, Beijing TV Center, the new Beijing Poly Plaza and the National Indoor Stadium.
Aside from votes cast online, over 460,000 mobile phone votes were received. Votes through printed media are being counted, and the statistical work is expected to be concluded on August 25. In addition, votes cast by experts from Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning and Beijing Capital Construction Commission comprise 40 percent of the total. Based on the final number of votes, the ten buildings with the most votes will be crowned the "top ten modern buildings in Beijing."
As part of the photography exhibition activities held on August 19, 30 of the 600 pictures entered by members of the public were also on display. The pictures were entered by photographic amateurs and even enthusiasts. The eldest contestant was 73 years old, and there were also two German contestants.