Crystal Palace

September 15, 2010

Last week in class we learned about the Crystal Palace in London. It was designed by Joseph Paxton, who was originally a gardener by trade. The comissioners in charge of putting on the Great Exhibition together decided that since Paxton was used to building greenhouses which brought in lots of light, he would be perfect for the building of the exhibition hall and they were right. His design was made completely out of cast-iron and glass, and even included ways to build the building around the trees in Hyde Park so they wouldn’t have to be chopped down as the Londoners feared.

I wish this was still in London.


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