The Millenium Dome
The Dome at
Greenwich was the centrepiece of the UK's millennium celebrations.
exhibition closed on 31 December 2000. The Dome is now set to
be transformed into a high-tech business park.
feature offers a guide to the Dome's exhibits that caused cheer
and consternation in equal measure during 2000.
Ditch Attempt To Save Dome
Pierre Yves Gerbeau teams up with superclub Ministry of Sound
Pierre Yves Gerbeau is launching a last-minute attempt to keep
the Greenwich attraction as a place of entertainment.
hopes to thwart the UKP125 million bid by Legacy, which aims
to transform the area into a business park, has a fortnight to
secure backing. The next two weeks will be crucial,
he said. If it doesnt go my way by then, the Dome
will be dismantled and we will not be interested any more.
boss Gerbeau joined forces with Ministry Of Sound nightclub head
honcho James Palumbo for the bid. If their bid fails, Legacy
Plc, who became the favourites to take over the site after Japanese
bankers Nomura dropped out, look set to sign a deal before the
end of February.
The site was
home to Eighteen thousand clubbers who turned out in force on
New Years Eve for the Ministry of Sound party, held outside
- All about
the Greenwich 2000 Experience
Airways London Eye
aka The Millennium
- Our special
feature on the world's highest observational wheel. Standing
a whopping 135 metres high on the South Bank between Waterloo
and Westminster Bridges, right opposite Big Ben and the Houses
of Parliament The Millennium Wheel provides stunning views over
central London and beyond ... click here
to The New Millennium Experience Company for permission to use
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Dome Heist Foiled
wanted diamonds, say onlookers
through the air at the Dome today as a gang of would-be jewel
thieves tried to bulldoze their way into the Millennium attraction.
the raid at around 9.00am this morning and witnesses say they
heard several shots ring out before arrests were eventually made.
Reports suggest the robbers used a bulldozer as part of their
heist, but were foiled via a tip-off.
It is thought
the robbers were keen to get their hands on diamonds exhibited
at the Dome by De Beers, including the Millennium Star, reckoned
to be one of the most valuable diamonds in the world.
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