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Plans to rebuild Crystal Palace

The historic Crystal Palace, which was once the largest glass structure in the world, is to be brought back to life under new plans to rebuild it as a modern-day cultural attraction.

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Crystal Palace building 'same scale' as the original

The new building will be on the same scale as the huge structure of iron and glass designed by Joseph Paxton for the 1851 Great Exhibition in Hyde Park. It was the largest glass structure in the world before it was destroyed by fire in 1936.

It was later relocated to south-east London to the area which became known as Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace in 1936 after it was destroyed by fire Credit: Press Association
Taken ten miles away this image shows the one remaining tower of Crystal Palace still standing during the fire Credit: Press Association
The palace, consisting of glass panes on an iron frame, Credit: Press Association

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