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The Crystal Palace (1851) - Joseph Paxton

The Crystal Palace (1851) - Joseph Paxton

A huge iron and glass building, The Crystal Palace was one of the wonders of, if not the world, Britain. A rebuilt and expanded version of the building that originally housed the Great Exhibition of 1851, it stood in Sydenham from 1854 until 1936, and attracted many thousands of visitors from all levels of society. The name "Crystal Palace" was coined by the satirical magazine Punch. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crystal_Palace [Feb 2005]

Modern architecture

Others see technological and engineering developments as key to the rise of Modern architecture. Hence the usage of new materials such as iron, steel, concrete and glass is ascribed an important place, with the Crystal Palace by Joseph Paxton to house the Great Exhibition of 1851 or the apartment building by Auguste Perret serving as important examples. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_architecture [Feb 2005]

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