Under the big top

Sitting on the South Bank of the River Thames between London and Greenwich is the UK's Millennium Dome, a large white tensile structure that covers a surface of 25 acres. Designed by British architects Richard Rogers Partnership with engineers Buro Happold, the Millennium Dome took one year to build and 18 additional months to outfit. It opened on December 31, 1999, as part of the UK's New Year's Eve celebrations to welcome the new millennium. By this time, it had not only become the largest

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