Victorian ladies inside the Crystal Palace. The Crystal Palace is a metal and glass structure located in the Jardines del Retiro in Madrid (Spain). It was built in 1887 for the Exposition of the Philippines, held that year. It was inspired by the Crystal
’The Nave From The North End - Commencement Of Monti’s Fountain’ Construction work in progress at the nave of the Crystal Palace Exhibition Hall in Sydenham. Photograph by Philip Henry Delamotte - 1855
CENTURY, Industrial Architecture, England - Joseph Paxton An important factors of creation the Crystal Palace was, the recent invention of the cast plate glass method in which allowed for large sheets of cheap but strong glass.