Phoenix from the flames: Chinese billionaire wants to re-build exact replica of Crystal Palace where original burned down in 1936
Since a 1936 fire destroyed the Crystal Palace on Penge Common, near Sydenham Hill in south-east London, the building that once housed the 1851 Great Exhibition has never been rebuilt.
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Schoolchildren from Camberwell enjoying themselves on a fairground ride as part of a coronation treat laid on by the borough council One of the towers of the Old Crystal Palace can be seen in the background, 20th May 1937.
November 30, 1936: The Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire
South London's iconic Crystal Palace was destroyed by fire 85 years after it had been the centrepiece of Britain's Great Exhibition.
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1957 Crystal Palace Motorcycle Races - Promotional Advertising Poster
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The architecture of failure
The 19th-century fascination with ruins was more than romantic affectation. It reflected a growing awareness of the fraught relationship between nature and technology – an anxiety that would soon find expression in the glass and iron palaces of the industrial age