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Unformatted text preview: The Crystal Palace, or The Crystal Palace, or The Great Exhibition The Great Exhibition of 1851 of 1851 Sir Joseph Paxton jamp'07 jamp'07 1 The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 . Henry Windham Philips jamp'07 jamp'07 2 "[Isambard Kingdom] Brunel, Scott Russell and Robert Stephenson were members of the building committee of the big fair. They held a design competition for the main hall and invited the world's architects to submit plans within three weeks. They actually received 245 drawings. None were satisfactory so Brunel drew up a committee plan, featuring a sheet iron dome two hundred feet in diameter. The building was sort of squatly Romanesque with a whiff of Byzantine. At this stage Paxton sketched his gigantic greenhouse. Brunel was its first champion and volunteered to design the great water towers to flank the Crystal Palace." — John Dugan: “The Great Iron Ship” . New York: Harpers, 1953 jamp'07 jamp'07 3 Sir Joseph Paxton's original sketch on blotting paper of the Crystal Palace...
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course ARCH 364 taught by Professor Joysiegel during the Fall '11 term at NJIT.
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