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The Crystal Palace; 1851 Great Exhibition; London - Hyde Park's Crystal Palace was constructed out of nearly a million square feet of glass. After the Exhibition closed, the Crystal Palace moved to Sydenham where it became an educational center/amusement park with fountains, water towers, statues, car races & ballooning. The palace was plagued by financial problems & was ultimately destroyed by a giant blaze in 1936.