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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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Joseph Paxton (1803 – 1865) | Crystal Palace | 1854 (destroyed 1936) | London, England

Joseph Paxton (1803 – 1865) | Crystal Palace | 1854 (destroyed 1936) | London, England

The Crystal Palace, The Great Exhibition of 1851 | by eloisemoorehead

The Crystal Palace, The Great Exhibition of 1851

Designed by Joseph Paxton, England en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crystal_Palace

16th April 1941, The north tower of the Crystal Palace collapses after being deliberately destroyed

16th April 1941, The north tower of the Crystal Palace collapses...

16th April 1941, The north tower of the Crystal Palace collapses after being deliberately destroyed

Interior: The North Nave of the Crystal Palace building is pictured in this undated photograph, looking north

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.

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.

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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.

Crystal Palace on fire

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.

Amazing aerial photo of the rebuilt Crystal Palace prior to its destruction in 1936.

Crystal Palace Stadium Photo Appeal

Amazing aerial photo of the rebuilt Crystal Palace prior to its destruction in 1936.

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The way to the Crystal Palace by motor bus (map) - unknown artist (1920)

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News Photo : The great tower of Crystal Palace in London falls...

The great tower of Crystal Palace in London falls to the ground...

The great tower of Crystal Palace in London falls to the ground during its demolition.

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1957 Crystal Palace Motorcycle Races - Promotional Advertising Poster

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The Old Subway at Crystal Palace.

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The Old Subway at Crystal Palace.

The architecture of failure - Icon Magazine

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