Not dish of the day

The concept of ‘dome’ has apparently been officially redefined for the Millennium. Out goes the familiar half sphere shape and in comes – well whatever you like. The unveiling of the Skyscape building this week, until now known just as Baby Dome, seems to show that a dome can now take any shape or form. The rectangular venue, by Urban Salon with Richard Rogers Partnership, houses two 2500-seat cinemas and is due to be completed in May. It is quietly rumoured that Skyscape sponsor BSkyB Broadcasting vetoed the use of any shape slightly resembling a satellite dish.

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