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The Crystal Palace


The Crystal Palace (1851-1936), rare footage 1935.


Rare Photos of the Crystal Palace During The Great Exhibition of 1851 in London


The Crystal Palace


Minecraft Hyde Park Crystal Palace 1851


Crystal Palace: A Journey Through Time (2019 to 1850)

The Crystal Palace was a cast-iron and plate-glass structure originally built in Hyde Park, London, to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. The exhibition took place from 1 May until 15 October 1851, and more than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world gathered in its 990,000 square feet (92,000 m2) exhibition space to display examples of technology developed in the Industrial Revolution. Designed by Joseph Paxton, the Great Exhibition building was 1,851 feet (564 m) long, with an interior height of 128 feet (39 m). It was three times the size of St Paul's Cathedral.
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  • Original Hyde Park building 

  • The Great Exhibition of 1851 

  • The Palace at Sydenham Hill 

  • Destruction by fire 

  • Since the fire