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Crystall balls

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The Millennium Bug will be as nothing compared to the chaos in Greenwich when everybody flocks there to celebrate the Millennium. So, at least, believes Lewisham-based practice People & Places, which is trying to help by building a replica of the Crystal Palace across the meridian. Spokesman Ray Hall believes there will be 'an urban disaster' unless somebody takes responsibility for providing wcs, refreshments and medical care. His solution is, in a sense, modest - not the full scale palace, but the original design as presented to Queen Victoria at 'only' 792ft long. This will also have room for a theatre showing Great Dance, a musical interpretation of C S Lewis' Out of a Silent Planet, and a Victorian funfair. Materials will be modern, 'as if Paxton were here now'. The Earl of Dartmouth has given permission to use his land - there are just the small matters of planning permission and the £11 million cost to sort out.

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