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Showcasing the millennium

VISITORS TO ICE's headquarters at Great George Street will be able to while away spare time during 1998 getting the low- down on UK projects to celebrate the new millennium.

ICE assistant public relations officer Dinah Lartey has organised a packed exhibition programme which will cover major millennium projects at the rate of one a month.

Highlights include a model of the controversial Millennium dome, currently being built in Greenwich, Salford's Lowry Centre and plans to transform Portsmouth's historic harbour.

Exhibitions and displays are an increasingly high priority for the Institution. The foyer at Great George Street is visited by hundreds of people each week - from all walks of society, not just the engineering profession. Lartey explained that exhibitions are an immediate and visual way to promote the profession.

Lartey said she hopes members will visit the exhibitions more than once and also bring their friends and family. 'We're extremely excited to be hosting these displays. Civil engineers need to be seen to be taking an active role in what is happening to celebrate the new millennium.'

Other exhibitionss showcasing engineering achievements also feature in the 1998 exhibitions programme. ICE is open weekdays from 9.30am to 5.30pm.

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