To celebrate the new millennium, the biggest dome in the world was built on the Meridian Line. Titled the Millennium Dome, it became the home of the Millennium Experience, an exhibition and visitor attraction celebrating the beginning of the third millennium.
More than six million people visited the Dome during the year 2000 and although the exhibition has now been demolished, the Dome now houses the 02, a state-of-the-art concert arena that also includes a nightclub, cinema, exhibition space, piazzas and bars.
The Millennium Dome is often seen as an emblem for New Labour and it generated more media coverage than any British building in the past 100 years.
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