We probably all recognise this…
Yes, it’s the original Crystal Palace building in London. It was first built in 1851 to house the Great Exhibition which had a staggering 14,000 exhibitors. FiT Show has a way to go then ;-)
It held dozens of FA Cup finals before they moved to Wembley and it was a showpiece of the British Empire. Sadly though, it burnt down in 1936. But, 77 years after it’s demise, Boris Johnson and Chinese billionaires have unveiled plans to rebuild the masterpiece…
I really, REALLY, hope that these plans are passed. What a special development this would be. Something so iconic that the world lost would be standing proud again in London. It would bring thousands of jobs and give a boost to the local economy down there.
Now, if I’m a glass manufacturer, I would be wanting to submit my details for that contract! Though I think it would be worth considering the solar gain on a building like that ;-)
All being well the plans will be passed and we’ll have another iconic building we can show off.
I would definitely love to visit if this goes ahead. Wondering what Chinese billionaires would get out of it, are they going o turn it into a casino?! :)