Phoenix from the flames: Chinese billionaire wants to re-build exact replica of Crystal Palace where original burned down in 1936
Since a 1936 fire destroyed the Crystal Palace on Penge Common, near Sydenham Hill in south-east London, the building that once housed the 1851 Great Exhibition has never been rebuilt.
Crystal Palace Tower - The End (1941)
Title reads: "Crystal Palace Tower - the End".London.C/U of a print depicting the Crystal Palace as it was in 1851. Panning shot of the Crystal Palace in the...
London Vintage and Retro Posters | London Transport Museum Shop
Buy London Underground posters covering transport for London. Your favourite poster prints and artwork can be framed in tube line coloured frames.
Sizes are approximate for general description. Reproduction image size varies based on original poster dimension ratios. Image is printed as large as those ratios permit centered within the designated sheet size. Because this is a reproduction of an original poster it will feature the same characteristics as the original which can include registration issues, discoloration, etc. Every effort has been made to mitigate these issues but some add to the character of the piece and so have been…
The architecture of failure
The 19th-century fascination with ruins was more than romantic affectation. It reflected a growing awareness of the fraught relationship between nature and technology – an anxiety that would soon find expression in the glass and iron palaces of the industrial age