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Superstructure: The Millennium Dome

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Mark Power A tree placed on the river bank marks the approach of the first Christmas since construction began. By now, the site had been decontaminated. London, England. 22 December 22, 1997. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos
Mark Power GB ENGLAND. London, Greenwich. Laying the foundations. The white suits worn by the workers indicate that the earth beneath them is contaminated. 15 November 1997 © Mark Power | Magnum Photos
Mark Power | Superstructure The Dome's next-door neighbor, a cafe and truckers motel. London, England. October 28, 1997. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos
Mark Power | Superstructure At night, especially in the early stages of construction, the site resembled the massive set of a post-apocalyptic movie. London, England. December 15, 1997. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos
Mark Power | Superstructure The world's largest free-standing scaffolding was built in under three weeks, and dismantled in one. London, England. March 27, 1998. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos
Mark Power View from 'Core 5', later to be used as a hospitality suite, toilets and several cafes/restaurants with Canary Wharf tower looming in the distance. London, England. May 14, 1998. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos
Mark Power | Superstructure Portakabins littered the site, used as offices, changing rooms and canteens. London, England. April 1, 1998. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos
Mark Power | Superstructure Construction continues on Dome structure which itself weighs less than the air inside it. London, England. February, 1999. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos
Mark Power The view from a room in the Pilot Inn, a pub built in 1801 who has unexpectedly found itself in a prime site between the Dome and the Millennium village. London, England. March 5, 1999. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos
Mark Power Inside the 'Living Island' zone, a recreation of a traditional seaside resort with an environmental message, guarded by an ubiquitous Group 4 employee. London, England. January 11, 1999. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos
Mark Power | Superstructure The canyon between the two halves of Talk. In the background is the construction office for the zone. London, England. August 8, 1999. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos
Mark Power | Superstructure Opening night at the Millennium Dome. The 8-second exposure spans midnight, with 4 seconds in 1999 and 4 seconds in 2000. London, England. December 31, 1999 - January 1, 2000. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos
Mark Power | Superstructure Interior nearing completion, except for the odd ladder and pile of fencing. London, England. December 27, 1999. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos