The Crystal Palace by Joseph Paxton 1851
The Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, designed by Joseph Paxton (a designer of green houses and engineer). It is noted for some of the earliest innovations in engineering with steel and glass. It was abandoned in 1911, and reacquired in 1913, but burned down in 1936.
Victorian ladies inside the Crystal Palace. The Crystal Palace is a metal and glass structure located in the Jardines del Retiro in Madrid (Spain). It was built in 1887 for the Exposition of the Philippines, held that year. It was inspired by the Crystal Palace, Paxton (U.K.).