Crystal Palace Archival Footage

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Crystal Palace Archival Footage

Postby phil » Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:58 pm

Here is a piece of archival footage of The Crystal Palace on fire for anyone interested. I think it really puts into perspective just how important it was in terms of the history of modern architecture, and of course, how big it was.

http://newsfilm.bufvc.ac.uk/article.php?story=2005100819530392
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Re: Crystal Palace Archival Footage

Postby GrahamH » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:37 pm

Thanks for that Phil. As far as I know the two towers remained intact, but were removed about 3 years later at the beginning of the War, as they stood as easily recognisable landmarks for German bombers locating London :(

Is it two billions that is mentioned as being the rebuilding cost for the Palace?!
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Re: Crystal Palace Archival Footage

Postby phil » Sat Apr 08, 2006 1:11 pm

Thanks Graham, I was wondering what happened to those two towers. They certainly didn't look like they were damaged during that fire.
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