There are certain lost buildings that still resound through the decades. One of Britain’s most famous lost glories is Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace, built to house the Great Exhibition of 1851 and destroyed decades later by fire in 1936. Another, the Dome of Discovery—built for the Festival of Britain, a postwar celebration of design and culture—was created on London’s South Bank exactly 100 years after the birth of the Crystal Palace.
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