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Storm Eunice Damage to O2 Roof – Twitter Reacts

Storm Eunice Damage to O2 Roof – Twitter Reacts
18 February 2022 | Updated 24 February 2022
 

Images from social media show that several panels of London’s O2 Arena's roof were destroyed by gales.

Photographs show a major tear to the roof of the O2, as London is hit by Storm Eunice's 60mph winds.

The former Millennium Dome, designed by the late Sir Richard Rogers was commissioned to celebrate the turn of the 21st Century and attracted more than six million visitors during the year 2000. The building was rebranded as the O2 arena in 2005.

The iconic dome shape was coated with Teflon-coated (PTFE) fabric instead of the cheaper PVC coated polyester originally specified, due to a government decision that the dome should have longevity beyond the millennium year.

 

Update – O2 Closure

 

The O2 arena will be closed until Friday 25 February to undertake necessary works on the roof, affecting events such as Dave, Up at The O2 and Mamma Mia! The Party.

 

Picture: a photograph of the Millennium Dome, now the O2 arena. Image Credit: Pixabay

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 18 February 2022

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