The transept of the Crystal Palace under construction, Hyde Park, London, 1850.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

The transept of the Crystal Palace under construction, Hyde Park, London, 1850.

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Plate from the Illustrated London News (Vol 50/2 p 453). As part of the preparations for the Great Exhibition of 1851, the semi-circular ribs of the transept of Crystal Palace are raised from above. The curvilinear roof was designed by Joseph Paxton (1801-1865) to provide a 'proper diffusion of air' to the large elms in Hyde Park to allow them to survive beneath the glas.
 

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10411943
 

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