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In the News (Sun 16 Jun 19)

  The Millennium Dome
The Millennium Dome is an encouragement to both modern art and modern sensibilities; its inside will be dominated by a hollow 90 ft statue called The Body, depicting a ‘sensual, reclining woman appearing to cradle or comfort a half-man’, said by the designer to reflect women’s rise in power and improving gender politics.
The Millennium Dome is a mastery of design and construction, with a floor area of nearly 20 acres (equivalent to two Wembley stadiums) and the height of Nelson’s Column.
The Millennium Dome’s then PR office in July of 1999, asked the Church of England to pay £50,000 for the ‘honour’ of being the “preferred religious partner” of the Millennium Dome’s official souvenir brochure, and allegedly told them that, if they refused, the same offer would be made to other religious groups.
www.pinktink3.250x.com /grr/dome.htm   (800 words)

 Millennium Commission - Millennium Experience and National Programme
It held the Millennium Experience, the centrepiece of the millennium celebrations which ran throughout the year 2000, from 1 January until 31 December.
The Millennium Commission awarded grant of £449m to NMEC in July 1997 for the Millennium Experience at Greenwich and associated programme of activities throughout the UK.
A deal for the development of the Dome and the remainder of the Greenwich Peninsula was agreed between the Government agency, English Partnerships, and a consortium, Meridian Delta Limited in 2004.
www.millennium.gov.uk /lottery/experience.html   (519 words)

 Millennium Dome, London, England
It covers 20 acres of land, is 320 metres in diameter, 50 metres high and has a circumference of 1 kilometre The Dome is huge, twice the size of Trafalgar Square, envelopes ten times the cubic footage of St Paul's Cathedral, could contain 13 Albert Halls or 2 Wembley Stadiums.
The Dome was built at a cost of £758,000,000 (it was later necessary to spend a further £29,000,000 to fix problems).
The Millennium Dome opened on the evening of 31 December 1999 and closed as an exhibition on the 31 December 2001.
www.jaydax.co.uk /showcase/themes/london/millenniumdome.html   (289 words)

 The Millennium Dome Bombing - Winter : Romiley Literary Circle
Forensic experts are continuing to sift the wreckage at the north end of the dome for clues as to the type and size of the devices used to destroy the northern pylons.
This highly informative document praises the Millennium Dome Bomber for sparing Her Majesty the Queen the embarrassment of being involved in the McBlair government's celebration of the false dawn of a new millennium.
The Millennium Dome Bomber, whoever he, she or they is/are, handed McBlair a bloody nose over the Dome, even if he/she/they was/were unable to prevent the rest of shindigs held to celebrate the arrival of 'The Millennium'.
website.lineone.net /~farrago2/rlcsite/stories/mdb/md1w.htm   (4087 words)

 GO BRITANNIA! Travel Guide: London Attractions - Millennium Dome
In the dome's center was a massive stage area which presented multi-disciplinary performances attempting to tell the story of humanity.
Arranged around the perimeter of the dome are 14 themed zones which celebrate British ideas and technology and examine crucial choices facing mankind in the new era.
The Millennium Dome was the centerpiece of all Britain's Millennium celebrations, but failed to draw the crowds predicted.
www.britannia.com /travel/top/millendome.html   (96 words)

 BBC - Crime Case Closed - Millennium Dome Heist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The flawless, pear-shaped Millennium Star is arguably the most perfect large diamond in the world and third largest ever discovered.
Having realised that the Dome could be a target, dozens of officers started monitoring the gang at their homes or on visits to the attraction.
They warned both the management of the Dome and De Beers, who switched the diamonds with crystal replicas the night before the raid after learning that the strike was imminent.
www.bbc.co.uk /crime/caseclosed/domeheist.shtml   (1359 words)

The Millennium Dome was the perfect opportunity to take a look at the extraordinary future that lies ahead of us.
The Dome now was a private self-funding organisation run by boards of trustees and funded by gifts, corporate sponsorship and a whopping great grant.
The Dome, now struggling to maintain public interest, emerged screaming into the bright new millennium as a six ring circus with little ambition beyond bums on seats.
ayup.co.uk /shuttup/shuttup0-5.html   (1306 words)

 Architecture of the Millennium Dome - Greenwich, England
Even before the Millennium Dome opened the usual politicians chided the project as a boondoggle.
Dome defenders say it brought a measure of prosperity to a bleak swath of land along the Thames.
December 31, 2000 - A crowd of 37,000 people attend the dome's closing celebration which is followed by a massive 12-hour rave on the grounds of the complex.
www.glasssteelandstone.com /UK/England/London/MillenniumDome.html   (664 words)

 The Millennium Dome Heist - Famous Crime - Homepage - Crime And Investigation Network
In November 2000, the Millennium Dome, that much maligned London Docklands white elephant that has cost its fair share of political scalps, was once again thrown into the glare of the media spotlight, when a smash-and-grab robbery, worthy of the best James Bond plot, was foiled by London police.
The Millennium Jewels collection included the “Millennium Star”, a 203-carat, flawless gem that is considered one of the most perfect in the world.
The “Millennium Jewels” collection included the “Millennium Star”, a 203-carat, flawless gem that is considered one of the most perfect in the world, as well as eleven other priceless blue diamonds.
www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk /famous_crime/35/home/1/The_Millennium_Dome_Heist.htm   (878 words)

 Millennium Dome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This exhibition opened to the public on January 1, 2000 and ran until December 31, 2000; however the project and exhibition was the subject of considerable political controversy and did not attract the number of visitors anticipated in its planning and costing.
The Millennium Dome is believed to be in talks with the Association of Tennis Professionals to host the Tennis Masters Cup from 2009.
The Dome was featured for a few seconds prominently in the background during a sequence in the 2006 blockbuster The Da Vinci Code.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Millennium_Dome   (2542 words)

 Millennium Dome
The dome is 320 m in diameter and 50 m high at its centre.
The 24 concrete anchor blocks positioned round the perimeter of the dome resist the upwards pull of the radial cables.
Guardian, David Hencke, May 30, 2002: The government yesterday gave away the ill-fated Millennium Dome and 190 acres surrounding it to an international business consortium in the hope that the taxpayer will get back $ 550,000,000 GBP over 20 years from a profit sharing scheme to develop the site.
www.arcaro.org /tension/album/millennium.htm   (274 words)

 Millennium Dome Criticized
Millennium Dome is being called as it nears completion.
The dome has been under construction for months now and as it gets closer and closer to opening it is being called a giant mushroom or a huge flying saucer-shaped tent.
Architect Richard Rodgers, who designed the dome, said he would have preferred the inside of the dome to remain empty and another designer threw in the towel rather than be associated with the "vulgar" enterprise.
www.everything2000.com /news/news/domecritic.asp   (426 words)

 Millennium Dome, Greenwich - Official LondonNet Site
Despite the praise heaped on the dome by visitors, however, crowds are not flocking to the exhibition in sufficient numbers for it to break even.
DOME organisers have been warned to keep the price of tickets down if they want the exhibition to be a success.
The PM said that the dome was a remarkable construction and would live on to be admired by future generations.
www.londonnet.co.uk /ln/talk/news/feature-greenwich.html   (5015 words)

 RTE Business - Gerbeau withdraws bid for Millennium Dome
The former chief executive of Britain's Millennium Dome today withdrew his bid to run the troubled tourist attraction, dealing a further blow to the government's planned sale of the site.
The Dome, situated near London's Docklands and which closed at the end of last year, failed to meet ambitious targets set for visitor numbers.
His bidding group New Dome Partners also involved James Palumbo, the founder of leading London night-club Ministry of Sound which hosted an all-night rave at the Millennium Dome on New Year's Eve 2000.
www.rte.ie /business/2001/0315/dome.html   (253 words)

 Sports Venue Technology - Millennium Dome - Greenwich
The Millennium Dome is located on the Blackwall Peninsula in North Greenwich, which is in East London near Canary Wharf on the south bank of the river Thames.
Open to the public for one year, the Millennium Dome was closed to visitors on 31 December 2000 and has remained unused apart from the Ministry of Sound New Year's Eve dance parties.
The Dome enclosure and service cores were ready for exhibition fit-out in Autumn 1998 and the building was handed over to the client, on schedule and under budget, on 30 September 1999.
www.sportsvenue-technology.com /projects/millenium_dome   (1381 words)

 Special report: Millennium Dome | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
May 26: The Millennium Dome, the great white elephant languishing in east London, is to be transformed into a major music, entertainment and sports venue.
January 22: Two of the Millennium Dome raiders, who came within inches of pulling off Britain's biggest ever robbery, had their jail terms reduced from 18 years to 15 by the court of appeal today.
April 17: The fate of the Millennium Dome took a step closer to being sealed last night when a planning application to turn it into a major sporting and entertainment centre was approved by Greenwich council.
www.guardian.co.uk /dome   (1133 words)

 Welcome to the official Oh, No, It's Not The Millennium Dome website
Critics of knocking down the Dome say that it would cost up to £40 million and could leave the embarrassing spectacle of a half-completed demolition at the time of the general election, expected in May. The dark Dome option would be cheaper.
The complex organisational structure between ministers, the Millennium Commission and NMEC created a situation where "all the parties are not always in agreement as to where in practice the burden of influence and authority has lain".
By the beginning of June, attendance at the Dome is expected to have beaten the 1999 attendance records for all UK paying attractions, including Alton Towers (2,650,000), Madame Tussaud’s (2,640,000) and the Tower of London (2,422,181).
millennium-dome.tripod.com /domenews2.htm   (3660 words)

 The Millennium Dome Bombing - History of the Dome : Romiley Literary Circle
The Dome is run by A New Millennium Dawn, plc, a quango created to deliver the Dome and celebrate the arrival of the third millennium according to the policies of the Government of the time and its New Millennium Commission.
As a result, the New Millennium Commission decided in mid-1995 that it would be making life easier for the ignorant public if the second millennium were to end officially on December 31st, 1999 and the Commission were to stage a national New Millennium Exhibition in Greenwich throughout the year 2000.
Anyone who dared to point out that the Dome would fail in its mission to 'become a bridge across the millennia' because the Government planned to open and close it a year too early was dismissed as 'pedantic' and 'unhelpful' – the Government's code for an enemy of progress and their Party.
website.lineone.net /~farrago2/rlcsite/stories/mdb/domehist.htm   (2024 words)

 Millennium Dome - Review - Better than expected
The dome was constructed in order to hold a major exhibition celebrating the beginning of the third millennium.
The Millenium Dome was built to act as a figure head for the celebrations of our country welcoming in the millenium.
The design of the dome is revolutionary, covering a large area it is a great attraction from the outside and one is impressed by the obvious time and effort that has gone into its construction.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /sightseeing-national/millennium-dome/38953   (503 words)

 New Millennium Experience   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Commissioned to mark the beginning of the new Millennium, the Millennium Dome was intended as a celebratory, iconic, non-hierarchical structure offering a vast, flexible space.
The Dome is firmly rooted in the early work of the practice, in particular INMOS, Fleetguard, Nantes, the Dome which formed part of the Royal Docks masterplan and the Autosalon at Massy, all of which are assisted span structures.
The Dome is suspended from a series of twelve 100m steel masts, held in place by more than 70km of high-strength steel cable which in turn support the Teflon-coated glass fibre roof.
www.richardrogers.co.uk /render.aspx?siteID=1&navIDs=1,4,25,661   (416 words)

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The Dome is the largest such structure in the world, over 50 metres high and 320 metres in diameter.
The dome is made from a translucent weather proof fabric and will be able to accommodate 40.000 visitors.
The Millennium Dome is to be turned a multi-million pound Concert Venue with hundreds of new houses built near the site.
members.lycos.co.uk /londonguy38/dome.htm   (600 words)

 MILLENNIUM PROJEKTER - The Millennium Dome at Greenwich   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
MILLENNIUM PROJEKTER - The Millennium Dome at Greenwich
Even though the media was completely negative about the Millennium Dome it was an engineering breakthrough and it contributed to the regeneration of a huge brownfield area in Greenwich.
The Millennium Dome at Greenwich (Fig.1) has a history, which begins in 1994 when the Conservative Government proposed that the new Millennium should be celebrated with an Exhibition.
www.arkitekturnet.dk /anmeldelser/0012rl.htm   (1233 words)

 Pictures of the Millennium Dome - London
The first Tube trains to serve the Millennium Dome come on stream in May, 14 months late and £1.2bn over the budget.
Following unfavourable comparisons with the London Eye Millennium Wheel, the Dome is now embarrassed by the recently-opened Tate Modern, which has attracted 120,000 visitors in its first three days of opening - in stark contrast to figures at the Dome, which is struggling to admit 20,000 visitors a day.
Ticket prices for the Dome are reduced by up to 50% in a final attempt to reverse the continuing slump in visitor numbers.
www.bamjam.net /Uk/MilDome.html   (792 words)

 the millennium dome - Icons of England
It’s the largest single-roofed structure in the world, one of London’s most famous landmarks and it was the UK’s most popular admission-paying visitor attraction in 2000, but the Millennium Dome is no stranger to controversy.
Built on the Greenwich Peninsula in east London, the Dome was created to celebrate the arrival of the Millennium and was open throughout 2000.
Work on the Dome, which will be renamed the O2 Dome after a sponsorship deal with the mobile phone firm, should be completed in 2007.
www.icons.org.uk /nom/nominations/the-dome-1-2   (272 words)

 Millennium Dome
One of the most recognised landmarks in the UK and the largest of its kind in the world, the Millennium Dome was completed in 1999 in readiness for the national turn-of-the-century celebrations.
The Dome was built to house a series of exhibition spaces and core buildings.
The roof of the Dome is a huge cable net, 320m in diameter and clad in 80,000 square meters of tensioned PTFE coated glass fibre fabric.
www.burohappold.com /BH/BHTemplate8.aspx?ID=9D44C09FB58708AFA4260775FBD6047C   (224 words)

The Millennium Dome was the perfect opportunity to take a look at the extraordinary future that lies ahead of us.
The Dome now was a private self-funding organisation run by boards of trustees and funded by gifts, corporate sponsorship and a whopping great grant.
The Dome, now struggling to maintain public interest, emerged screaming into the bright new millennium as a six ring circus with little ambition beyond bums on seats.
www.ayup.co.uk /shuttup/shuttup0-5.html   (1306 words)

 millennium deadlines and their impact on fiction and reality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Both in the book and life, the millennium is the cause for a great work to take place.
The Dome is open from January first of the year 2000 until January first of the year 2001.
In any event, the Millennium changes the outcome of the deadlines simply because such a large audience is involved.
www.msu.edu /~mayaliso/eng452-1.html   (1180 words)

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