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Jonathan Adams
More Millenniums

As Chicago prepares to open Millennium Park — four years late and $325 million over budget — a Tribune review of major millennium projects around the world reveals a common theme: Big plans typically are beset with big problems. According to the Tribune survey, the $475 million Millennium Park is one of the costliest and latest of the millennium projects. But it is neither the costliest nor the furthest behind schedule. Those dubious distinctions belong to the United Kingdom, which did far more than any other nation to celebrate the millennium. London's Millennium Dome, which came with a price tag well over $1 billion, makes Millennium Park, which is costing closer to...