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Millennium Dome, Greenwich
The Millennium Dome

The Millennium Dome, is a large dome shaped building on the Greenwich peninsula in south east London.
The Millennium Dome is the largest single-roofed structure in the world. Externally it appears as a large white marquee with 100 m-high yellow support towers, one for each month of the year, or each hour of the clock face, representing the role played by Greenwich Mean Time. In plan view it is circular, 365 m in diameter one metre for each day of the year with scalloped edges. The building structure was engineered by Buro Happold, and the entire roof structure weighs less than the air contained within the building.
The dome was constructed in order to hold a major exhibition celebrating the beginning of the third millennium. 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 never quite achieved its objectives. Since the closure of the original exhibition, several possible ways of reusing the building have been proposed and then rejected.  The plan is to host the 2009 World Gymnastics Championships and the artistic gymnastics and trampolining events of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.