The remarkable transformation of the Millennium Dome

December 14, 2007 4:24 PM

Just a thought - after a week which has seen sell-out and apparently legendary concerts by the reformed Led Zeppelin and The Verve, the O2 (as the Dome has been renamed) is now being described as the world's best entertainment venue.


All this success only makes it more amazing that the Dome was a synonym for failure, over-budget profligacy and right-on irrelevance. It's telling that the only real difference between 2000 and 2007 is that the public sector is no longer in charge of the place...

Just a thought - after a week which has seen sell-out and apparently legendary concerts by the reformed Led Zeppelin and The Verve, the O2 (as the Dome has been renamed) is now being described as the world's best entertainment venue.


All this success only makes it more amazing that the Dome was a synonym for failure, over-budget profligacy and right-on irrelevance. It's telling that the only real difference between 2000 and 2007 is that the public sector is no longer in charge of the place...

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