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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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Resurrection of The Crystal Palace

In the 1936 London said goodbye to a famous icon when The Crystal Palace was completely destroyed by fire. Now a Chinese property developer has unveiled his plans to restore Crystal Palace to its Victorian glory.

The idea is to create a new attraction on the original site at a cost of half a billion pounds. Today the Mayor backed the project, but not all local residents are convinced. Our political correspondent Simon Harris reports.

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