The O2 Arena / Millennium Dome from the air
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night aerial photograph of The O2 Arena / Millennium Dome , Greenwich, London, England UK. Built in 1999 as the Millennium Dome it was constructed to celebrate the turn of the Millennium with the Millennium Experience exhibition. The dome is the 9th largest building in the world by volume and was designed by architect Richard Rogers. After the exhibition the doe was repurposed as a multi-purpose indoor arena in which guise it opened in 2007. It is the second largest arena in Britain after the Manchester Arena. The O2 Arena has proved hugely successful and in 2008 it was the world's busiest music arena.