If He Builds It, Will They Come?

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Britain is marking the millennium by building a dome. “Our dome, Britain’s dome,” said Prime Minister Tony Blair earlier this week, “will be the envy of the world.” The contents of the $1.2 billion structure, revealed this week, include a 170-foot hollow sculpture of an androgynous human figure -- which visitors will enter at waist level and leave via the right leg -- and a “dreamscape” across which visitors can travel on boats shaped like beds. Notwithstanding such Willy Wonka-esque attractions, many Brits remain skeptical. The rest of us will just have to live with our dome envy.