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The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace was built in 1851, as part of The Great Exhibition. At the time, it was the most glass ever used in one building. The building price was over 2 million British pounds. The palace was destroyed by fire in 1936.

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Where was the Crystal Palace built?

The first location was in Hyde Park, London. After the exhibition it was moved to Sydenham Hill an affluent area to the south of London

What happened to the crystal palace used for the great exibition?

After the Great Exhibition of 1851 for which it was constructed, the Crystal Palace was removed to Upper Norwood. There it stood from 1854 until it was destroyed by fire in November 1936.

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When did the crystal palace open?

The original Crystal Palace was built in Hyde Park, London to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. After the exhibition closed, it was dismantled and rebuilt in a suburb of southeast London called Upper Norwood. It was destroyed by fire in 1936 but the foundations can still be seen there. The Upper Norwood area is now referred to as Chrystal Palace by most Londoners.

What date did crystal palace burn down?

The 30th of November, 1936. The end of a Victorian masterpiece, which was truly catastrophic, especially for Sir Henry Buckland. the man, who was trying to bring it back to its glory days!

Was the crystal palace made of crystal?

no it was constructed of glass wood and cast iron. It was used as a great exhibition hall and held many innovations of the industrial revolution.

Where did the Crystal Palace get its name?

The Crystal Palace was a steel and glass building which was built in Hyde Park in London to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. It was named Crystal Palace because of the enormous expanse of glass in the building - something that hadn't been seen before. After the exhibition ended, it was dismantled and re-assembled on a new site in Upper Norwood, a suburb on very high ground in South London. In 1936, it burned down and rumour has it that it was arson because the impending war with Germany would have meant that incoming bombers would be able to use it as a landmark. The footings and plinths of the building are still in situ and the surrounding area is now known as Crystal Palace and has a football team named after it.

Who made the Crystal Palace?

The Crystal Palace was built in Hyde Park, London for the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Why is the Crystal Palace so important?

It isn't anymore. The original Crystal Palace was built in Hyde Park London for the Great Exhibition of 1851 when Britain was at its industrial best, to showcase the latest Victorian innovations. When the exhibition was over, it was dismantled and re-erected in Upper Norwood, a suburb of southeast London and London's highest point. It was burned down in a fire in 1936 and the rumour is that the fire was deliberate because the huge glass structure would have been used as a navigation landmark by incoming bombers in the expected war which started in 1939. The stone foundations still remain and the surrounding area is now known as Crystal Palace as well as its original name of Upper Norwood. The local football team is also named Crystal Palace.

In 1851 a great exhibition was held in the crystal palace?

The Great Exhibition was held in Hyde Park in 1851. A steel and glass building was built in the park, specifically to hold the exhibits. This glass building became known as the Crystal Palace. When the exhibition was over, the 'Crystal Palace' was dismantled and re-assembled in Upper Norwood, a suburb of South London and the highest point in London, where it remained until it mysteriously burnt down in 1936. It is rumoured that it was burnt down deliberately by government agents because it would have been an easy navigation point for incoming German bombers in the expected coming war. The stone foundations of the 'Crystal Palace' still exist and there is a station and football team named after it.

Where was the crystal palace?

The Crystal Palace was built in Hyde Park, London.

Where is the Crystal Palace now?

The original Crystal Palace was built in Hyde Park, London for the Great Exhibition of 1851. When the exhibition closed, it was dismantled and rebuilt in Upper Norwood, South London. In 1936 it caught fire and the glass and steel structure was destroyed. However, the granite footings are still in situ and are clearly visible. The Upper Norwood area is now generally known as Crystal Palace by the people of South London and the local football team is named Crystal Palace.

How did the trees get inside the crystal palace?

The trees were already there - the palace was built around them,

Was the crystal palace really a palace in Victorian times?

No. The building that was known as the Crystal Palace was a steel and glass exhibition hall which was built in Hyde Park London for the Great Exhibition of 1851 to showcase British dominance and innovation in manufacturing. There was so much glass in the structure that it was nick-named the Crystal Palace. When the exhibition was over. the building was dismantled and re-assembled in Upper Norwood, a suburb and highest point in southeast London, where it remained until 1936 when it burned to the ground. There were rumours that the fire had been started deliberately by government agents because they were concerned that the conspicuous building would be used as a navigation point by incoming enemy bombers in the expected war which started three years later. The stone foundations and plinths of the building are still in situ today and the surrounding area is known in London as Crystal Palace, rather than its proper name of Upper Norwood.

Did prince Albert design the crystal palace?

Some say yes and some say no but most say yes and i agree yes he did

What was the appearance of the crystal palace?

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