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EXPO'98 opened in Lisbon on May 22nd and ran until September 30th, 1998. The event was an officially sanctioned world exposition, as recognized by the BIE, the Bureau International des Expositions.
It was a "specialized exposition", with a specific theme, "The Oceans: A Heritage for the Future." No rental fees were charged for use of the pavilions built by the Exposition organizers to house exhibits prepared by Official Participants.
EXPO'98 took its place as part of a rich tradition of international expositions, the first generally recognized as being the London Exposition of 1851.
Right from initial planning, the Parque das Nações constituted an opportunity to create a new city, one where architecture would take varied forms, with imagination the limit. Examples of innovative design include the Portugal Pavilion, the Luís de Camões Theatre, the Vasco da Gama Tower and the Oriente Station.
Plans also aimed at "anchoring" this new pole, the Parque das Nações, to the City of Lisbon by ensuring:
•easy access via various means of transportation. Public transportation was the priority, with use encouraged of the EXPO'98 pedestrian zones at the heart of the Parque das Nações.
•a lively, well-situated collection of shops and services catering to a wide variety of tastes and budgets throughout the year.
an architectural contribution of unique, high quality buildings to the creation and consolidation of a new urban skyline.
that these buildings redefine the city's relationship with the river front.

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