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Cladding the Dome Work on the Millennium Dome has entered a critical new phase and NCE technical editor Dave Parker was the first journalist to report from the roof of the Dome itself. Photographs by

Greenwich. Monday, 23 March 1998. The first cladding panel is lifted into position 50m up on the Millennium Dome. As the team from cladding subcontractor Danny Construction Company begins to unfold the 225m2 of PTFE-coated glass fibre fabric, the smiles on the faces of the Dome team have more than a hint of smugness. Despite all the ups and downs of the last 18 months, and despite a late change of fabric type and supplier, this first panel is being erected exactly to the day laid down ...

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