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Rogers bags planning for O2 roof walk

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has won planning permission to build a rooftop walkway across The O2 in east London

The walkway will be suspended from the O2’s distinctive yellow masts and will carry up to 90 people at a time.

The studio was the original architect of the iconic venue which opened as the Millennium Dome in the year 2000.

Visitors to the attraction, will journey from a ground level base-station to a 60 metre-high central viewing platform which it is claimed will offer panoramic views of the capital.

Alistair Wood, AEG executive director for real estate said: ‘The lightweight nature of the structure will ensure that the experience is as close to walking on the roof of the tent as possible.’

Mike Davies, project director at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners added: ‘The rooftop walkway will be a new and distinctive addition to The O2, whilst preserving the integrity of the original structure as well as respecting its geometry and sculptural qualities. It will offer an exciting and challenging London attraction that is highly accessible to visitors.’

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