This volume studies the social, political and practical implications of the architectural celebrations for the Millennium world-wide and investigates why the event is seen as more of an excuse for the regeneration and revitalisation of the built environment than for other environments. The future of the built environment and the reasons for change and development internationally are discussed in detail and the book features key projects world-wide to illustrate the positions Architects and buildings featured include Millennium and lottery projects such as the Millennium Dome, by Richard Rogers and contents by Nigel Coates; The Sydney Olympics have spawned a whole new set of architectural masterpieces for Australia - Philip Cox, Harry Sadler and Denton Corker Marshall are featured. In addition, the USA is approaching the Millennium with works by Frank Gehry, amongst others. This is also the first book to feature the Tower by Oscar Niemeyer.
Maggie Toy, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Editor of Architectural Design.