The Crystal Palace
The Crystal Palace was a cast-iron and glass building originally erected in Hyde Park, London, England, to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. More than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world gathered in the Palace’s 990,000 square feet (92,000 m2) of exhibition space to display examples of the latest technology developed in the Industrial Revolution. Designed by Joseph Paxton, the Great Exhibition building was 1,851 feet (564 m) long, with an interior height of 128 feet (39 m).
After the exhibition, the building was moved to a new park in a high, healthy and affluent area of London called Sydenham Hill. Where it continues to attract visitors near and far though much of the amazement has gone out of the spectacle, many of the exhibits having become commonplace tools in our modern age, the facilities are kept up and new exhibitions added every year in at least a partial attempt to keep with the times.