Talking of Lord Rogers, what is to become of the Millennium Dome? Well, it is to have a distinctly American flavour. The US company which is shaping its future has hired two US firms with offices in London to get stuck into design thinking:
Gensler is working on a masterplan for the structure and its environs, while HOK is busy working on an arena design which, among other things, will provide acoustic privacy. The Dome's fabric will serve as a rain screen for years to come.