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Millennium Experience – London, England, U.K.

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Millennium Experience
Photo provided by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Building Name: Millennium Experience
Location: London, England
Completion: 1999
Architect: Richard Rogers Partnership
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold Consulting Engineers
Service Engineer: Buro Happold Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineer: WS Atkins

Millenium Dome was built to commemorate beginning of third millenium, and its dimensions are based on measures of time. It is a marquee dome held by twelve posts – corresponding to twelve months in a year – and the diameter of its canopy is 365 metres – corresponding to 365 days in a year. Lastly, its PTFE-coated glass fiber fabric is 52 metres at its highest peak thus corresponding to the 52 weeks in a year.

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Written by Ashley Pietzsch

June 23, 2010 at 8:30 am

Posted in Built

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