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The world's biggest free-standing scaffold structure towers over the Eden Project, an undercover botanical garden being built near St Austell, Cornwall. The complex structure was erected to build the geodesic domes which will house tropical and temperate plants on the site of a disused clay pit. The main contractor is a Sir Robert McAlpine/Alfred McAlpine joint venture. The scheme is due for completion next year.

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