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By Linda Tischler | 05-02-2010 | 1:06 PM
Pavilion Architect Bjarke Ingels Meets the Press
Exterior of Danish Pavilion
Visitors can experience the pavilion on foot, or on wheels
An Idea is Born
The idea of air-lifting Denmark's most iconic symbol to Shanghai for several months -- particularly during the all-important summer tourist season -- earned Bjarke Ingels, of BIG, the architect behind the country's World Expo Pavilion, threats from right wing politicians. But Ingels prevailed, and made the bronze statue of Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Mermaid" the centerpiece of his elliptical structure.