Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Museums in Bromley, Parks and open spaces in Bromley, Theatres in Bromley, The Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace, London, Down House, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, The Mall, St. Blaise's Well, The Glades, Chislehurst Caves, Betts Park, Scadbury Park, Bromley parks and open spaces, Crofton Roman Villa, Jubilee Country Park, Churchill Theatre, Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery, Kelsey Park, Crofton Wood, Croydon Road Recreation Ground, List of public art in Bromley, Crystal Palace Park Concert Platform. Excerpt: 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 m) 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 Penge Common next to an affluent area of London called Sydenham Hill, a well-heeled suburb full of large villas. The Crystal Palace was enlarged and stood in the area from 1854 to 1936, when it was destroyed by fire. It attracted many thousands of visitors from all levels of society. The name Crystal Palace (the satirical magazine Punch usually gets the credit for coining the phrase) was later used to denote this area of south London and the park that surrounds the site, home of the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. The 1851 Great Exhibition in Hyde Park Queen Victoria opens the Great Exhibition.The huge, modular wood, glass and iron structure at the top of Sydenham Hill was originally erected in Hyde Park in Lond...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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