The O₂

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Large entertainment district in London, England

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English The O2

The O2 is a large entertainment district on the Greenwich peninsula in South East London, England, including an indoor arena, a music club, a Cineworld cinema, an exhibition space, piazzas, bars, and restaurants. It was built largely within the former Millennium Dome, a large dome-shaped canopy built to house an exhibition celebrating the turn of the third millennium; consequently The Dome remains a name in common usage for the venue. It is sometimes referred to as The O2 Arena, but that name properly refers to a smaller indoor arena within The O2. Naming rights to the district were purchased by the mobile telephone provider O2 from its developers, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), during the development of the district. AEG owns the long-term lease on the O2 Arena and surrounding leisure space.

From the closure of the original "Millennium Experience" exhibition occupying the site, several ways of reusing the Millennium Dome's shell were proposed and then rejected. The renaming of the Dome in 2005 gave publicity to its transition into an entertainment district. The Dome's shell remained in situ, but its interior and the area around North Greenwich Station, the QE2 pier and the main entrance area were completely redeveloped.

The area is served by the Jubilee line's North Greenwich tube station, which was opened just before the millennium exhibition, and by bus routes. Thames Clippers operate a river boat service for London River Services; the present tenants, AEG, purchased Thames Clippers in order to provide river links between central London and The O2. As well as a commuter service, Thames Clippers operates the O2 Express service. Local buses also serve the station and the nearby O2.

On 23 February 2017, O2 announced that they had agreed to a deal with AEG to maintain the naming rights of The O2 for a further 10 years until 2027.

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German The O2

Das am 1. Januar 2000 eröffnete The O2 ist ein von der Anschutz Entertainment Group betriebener Entertainment-Komplex im Londoner Stadtbezirk Greenwich, Vereinigtes Königreich. Es liegt am Blackwall Point, dem nördlichsten Punkt der Greenwich Peninsula. Der Komplex beinhaltet die O2 Arena. Das bis 2005 Millennium Dome genannte Bauwerk ist mit 365 Metern Durchmesser und bis zu 52 Metern Höhe der größte einzeln stehende Baukörper in Großbritannien und der größte Kuppelbau der Welt. Seine Abmessungen symbolisieren die Anzahl der Tage und Wochen eines Jahres. Seine zwölf jeweils 100 Meter hohen Masten weisen auf die Monate eines Jahres und auf das Zifferblatt einer Uhr hin. Der Nullmeridian von Greenwich verläuft unmittelbar in der Nähe der Halle. Die Dachhaut aus Kunststoffen soll mehrere Jahrzehnte überdauern, sie ist jedoch an einer Stelle durchbrochen, um einer überbauten Abluftöffnung des Blackwall-Tunnel Raum zu geben. Der Entwurf dieser riesigen Stahlseilkonstruktion stammt von dem Architekten Richard Rogers, der auch das Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris entworfen hat, und der Tragwerksplaner war Ian Liddell und Projektingenieur bei Buro Happold Paul Westbury. 2007 wurde das Mobilfunkunternehmen O2 Namenssponsor. Im Februar 2017 wurde der Vertrag bis in das Jahr 2027 verlängert. Das Unternehmen zahlt dafür knapp 148 Mio. Euro.

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Spanish The O2

The O2 es un gran distrito de entretenimiento en la península de Greenwich en el sureste de Londres, Inglaterra, que incluye un estadio cubierto, un club de música, un cine Cineworld, un espacio expositivo, plazas, bares y restaurantes. Fue construido en gran parte dentro del antiguo Millennium Dome, un gran dosel en forma de cúpula construido para albergar una exposición que celebra el cambio del tercer milenio; en consecuencia, "The Dome" sigue siendo un nombre de uso común para el lugar. A veces se le conoce como The O2 Arena, pero ese nombre se refiere al estadio interior más pequeño dentro de The O2. Los derechos de denominación del distrito fueron adquiridos por el proveedor de telefonía móvil O2 de sus desarrolladores, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), durante el desarrollo del distrito. AEG posee el arrendamiento a largo plazo en el O2 Arena y el espacio de ocio circundante.

Desde el cierre de la exposición original "Millennium Experience" que ocupa el sitio, se propusieron varias formas de reutilizar la cúpula del Millennium Dome y luego se rechazaron. El cambio de nombre de la Cúpula en 2005 dio publicidad a su transición a un distrito de entretenimiento. La cúpula del domo permaneció in situ, pero su interior y el área alrededor de la Estación de North Greenwich, el muelle QE2 y el área de entrada principal fueron completamente reconstruidos.

El área es servida por la estación de metro Jubilee line North Greenwich, que se abrió justo antes de la exposición del milenio, y por bus. Thames Clippers opera un servicio de barco fluvial para London River Services; los inquilinos actuales, AEG, compraron Thames Clippers para proporcionar enlaces fluviales entre el centro de Londres y The O2. Además de un servicio de cercanías, Thames Clippers opera el servicio O2 Express. Los autobuses locales también sirven a la estación y al cercano O2.

El 23 de febrero de 2017, O2 anunció que habían acordado un acuerdo con AEG para mantener los derechos de denominación de The O2 durante otros 10 años hasta 2027.[1]​

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Italian The O2

The O2 è un salone espositivo a forma di cupola, situato a Londra in prossimità della linea del Meridiano di Greenwich, costruito dal 1997 al 1999 per festeggiare l'arrivo del terzo millennio con una serie di eventi del cosiddetto Millennium Experience, la manifestazione britannica in programma nel corso dell'anno 2000.

Precedentemente era noto come Millennium Dome ed aveva la funzione di stadio fino al 31 maggio 2005, data dell'acquisizione dei diritti da parte della compagnia telefonica O2 plc, oggi Telefónica O2. Al suo interno ospita la O2 arena, un'arena polifunzionale sede regolare di eventi musicali e sportivi.

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Japanese The O2

The O2(ジ・オーツー)は、イングランドのロンドン南東部グリニッジ半島にある大規模娯楽施設。旧ミレニアム・ドーム(2000年12月31日閉鎖)の再開発事業(増改築整備)により、2007年に開業となった施設である。

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English The O2

The former Millennium Dome has been transformed into a major entertainment complex consisting of a large arena which plays host to a number of world class perfomers, a cinema which includes the largest screen in the UK, and numerous bars and restaurants. Tickets can be purchased in advance to join tours walking over the top of the dome, providing unique views.

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British Music Experience

The British Music Experience is a permanent exhibition in the Cunard Building on Liverpool's waterfront. It began as an exhibition, taking up more than 20,000 square feet, installed into The O2 Bubble, part of The O2 in Greenwich, London. Opened with a private concert by The View in March 2009, it featured a retrospective look at the British music industry since 1944. The museum closed on 30 April 2014 and announced it was looking for a new home. On 10 September 2015 it was confirmed that the new home for the British Music Experience would be the Cunard Building on Liverpool's waterfront.

Spearheaded by music mogul Harvey Goldsmith, designed by Land Design Studio and funded by The O2 owners AEG, BME was created to fill a gap in the UK Heritage sector for Rock and Pop Music. Previously, the National Centre for Popular Music in Sheffield had attempted to achieve this but failed to attract visitors and was eventually closed.

The British Music Experience has been set up as a charitable trust and has been funded by £9.5m worth of investment from AEG who hoped to recoup their costs within five years. Sponsorship agreements with The Performing Rights Society, Gibson Guitars and Sennheiser amongst others have helped establish the exhibition. In 2010 the UK's fifth biggest food retailer, The Co-operative Group, signed on as the exhibition's main sponsor, pledging to give away 15,000 tickets over the next three years.

Millennium Dome

The Millennium Dome, also referred to simply as The Dome, is the original name of a large dome-shaped building originally used to house the Millennium Experience, a major exhibition celebrating the beginning of the third millennium. It is the ninth largest building in the world by usable volume. Located on the Greenwich Peninsula in South East London, England, the exhibition was open to the public from 1 January to 31 December 2000. The project and exhibition was highly political and attracted barely half the 12 million customers its sponsors forecast, so was deemed a failure by the press. All the original exhibition elements were sold on or dismantled.

In a 2005 report, the cost of selling the Dome and surrounding land (which increased to 170 acres from the initial offering of the 48 acres enclosed by the Dome) and managing the Dome until the deal was closed was £28.7 million. The value of the 48 acres occupied by the Dome was estimated at £48 million, which could have been realised by demolishing the structure, but it was considered preferable to preserve the Dome. The structure itself still exists, and it is now a key exterior feature of The O2.

The Prime Meridian passes the western edge of the Dome and the nearest London Underground station is North Greenwich on the Jubilee line.


Matter was a London music venue and nightclub that opened in September 2008. A 2,600 capacity live music venue and nightclub, it was the second project for owners Cameron Leslie and Keith Reilly, founders of the London club Fabric. Matter was the third venue to open at The O2 in south-east London.

Opened after three years of planning, Matter housed several visual installations, a sound system of some 200 speakers and a version of Fabric's 'BodySonic' dance floor, the 'BodyKinetic' floor.

Matter's music policy was set by London promoter Will Harold. It featured three bimonthly residencies, Hospitality (Hospital Records), RAMatter (RAM Records) and FWD>>/Rinse (Rinse FM).

Architect William Russell, of Pentagram, was commissioned to design the venue with partner Angus Hyland, who was responsible for the branding.

In May 2010 the venue announced it would close for the summer due to financial difficulties suffered as a consequence of continued delays with the TfL upgrade of the Jubilee Line.The venue formerly housing Matter became a nightclub called Proud2, which opened in March 2011.

The date it ceased to be Proud2 and became Building Six was around August 2013.

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