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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 The Dome is a structure in perfect balance, with huge forces pulling against each other, the tension in the cables equivalent to the force of twenty jumbo jets at full thrust. London, England. Febr (...)
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 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