The Crystal Palace
was a cast iron and plate glass structure originally built in Hyde Park to house the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Designed by garden designer Joseph Paxton it was an early example of mass production and modular design in architecture.
Being three times larger than St Pauls Cathedral it was able to house more than 14000 exhibitors from around the world.
After the Great Exhibition the building was moved to Sydenham Hill in South London where it remained until it was destroyed by fire in 1936.