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Friday, 16 March, 2001, 11:13 GMT
Picture gallery: Eden takes shape

The Eden Project, a series of domes in the Cornish countryside, has been taking shape over the last decade. Now the glasshouse which aims to recreate the Earth's wild places is open.

Inside the humid tropics biome - Apex Photos
Inside the humid tropics biome

A 'rope access technician' - Apex Photos
A 'rope access technician'

Bodelva works near St Austell, later to become the site of the Eden project - Apex photos
Bodelva works near St Austell, later to become the site of the Eden project

Construction involved the world's biggest free standing scaffold - Apex photos
Construction involved the world's biggest free standing scaffold

The first roof panel being installed in January 2000 - Apex Photos
The first roof panel being installed in January 2000

Later that year, plants began appearing in the Humid Tropics Biome  - Apex Photos
Later that year, plants began appearing in the Humid Tropics Biome

Humid Tropics Biome supervisor Catherine Cutler labels plants - Apex Photos
Humid Tropics Biome supervisor Catherine Cutler labels plants

24 males butterflies of various varieties have been introduced into the largest dome - Apex Photos
24 males butterflies of various varieties have been introduced into the largest dome

Inside the humid tropics biome  - Apex Photos
Inside the humid tropics biome
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