A large section of the fabric roof of the building in Greenwich, which is now known as the O2 Arena, has been pulled off by the storm, exposing the inside of the venue.
Videos and images shared on social media show six panels of the PTFE-coated glass fibre fabric roof ripped away from the building as the damage continues to spread.
The 50-metre-high dome in east London is one of the city’s most recognised landmarks. Opened in 1999, it was built to house an exhibition celebrating the beginning of the new millennium called the Millennium Experience.
Effectively a giant tent, the fabric roof is supported by 12 bright yellow towers that rise 100 metres above the structure.
Following the Millennium Experience exhibition closing, the building was converted by architecture studio Populous into the 20,000-capacity O2 Arena. […]