Great Exhibition of 1851

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Great Exhibition of 1851

The Crystal Palace was a cast-iron and plate-glass structure erected in Hyde Park, London, England, to house the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Great Exhibition of 1851

About This event was the brainchild of Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, and was designed to provide a showcase for the world's most advanced inventions, manufactures and works of art. It was housed in the massive 19-acre Crystal Palace, designed by Joseph Paxton. The event attracted almost six million visitors during the five summer months it was open. Many ordinary people travelled to London for the first time on cheap-rate excursion trains.

"…one of the great monuments of nineteenth-century architecture.…I could not tear my eyes from the spectacle of its triumphant harmony."Le Corbusier in Architectural Review, February 1937, p.72

Crystal Palace

Some pictures from the exhibition

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Video about Great Exhibition


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