Crystal Palace

Mainly at the instigation of Prince Albert, & built by Sir Joseph Paxton to house the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park, the Crystal Palace was an engineering wonder of the age. It was later dismantled and re-erected on a site in Forest Hill, Sydenham as a permanent exhibition centre. In 1936 a small fire spread rapidly along the dry wooden flooring to eventually totally destroy the entire structure. There is a proposal that it should now be rebuilt !
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Crystal palace modeled on Paxtons, Madrid.

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

dawnkim: Palacio de Cristal, Retiro Park, Madrid, 2012 I walked past it. It never went in the whole time I lived there.

Crystal Palace - September 23, 1972 and the famous Crystal Palace racing circuit in London, England, was closed by the Greater London Council on this day, ending a 45-year racing tradition. The closing had been announced a few weeks before the beginning of the 1972 season, prompted by noise complaints and safety concerns.

Crystal Palace - September 1972 and the famous Crystal Palace racing circuit…

Raising the ribs of the transcept roof  Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton  1851

Constructing the Crystal Palace - Raising the ribs of the transcept roof Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton 1851

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IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM GALLERIES AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE, 1920-1924

German Periscope (demonstrated in England) - IWM

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