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Millennium Dome

The Millennium Dome near Greenwich is the largest single structure in the UK with 320 meters in diameter and 50 meters in height . The Millennium Dome was designed by the architect Richard Rogers, who also designed the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. The hall is used as a concert hall with a capacity of 20,000 visitors .The entire structure is supported by twelve poles of steel,100 metres each and held in position by a series of ropes and cables of high resistance with a the length of more than 70 kilometres.
The centre of the building houses a vast arena previously conceived as open space but now protected by a cover Fiberglas and Teflon. Built and designed on the basic concept of lightness, economy and speed of construction, The O2 was precisely designed in a very short period, from June 1997 until the beginning of 1999 for about 15 months. The foundations of the structure were laid with the provision of eight thousand pillars.

Millennium Dome

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