Glass dreams

Will the Chinese really rebuild the Crystal Palace? Probably not, especially as no architect is yet attached to the project, although the renderings show a modernised version of the original design (although admittedly the re-built structure was substantially different from the one used for the Great Exhibition). There was some half-hearted attempts at rebuilding the Palace back in 1996, with Ian Ritchie’s concept the front runner for a while. A few years later, Wilkinson Eyre’s proposal for a floating glass blob garnered quite a lot of attention. See the Crystal Palace Campaign for more information.

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