The Finest Building In America: The New York Crystal Palace, 1853-1858 by Edwin G. Burrows
English | January 10th, 2018 | ASIN: B07877PXFZ, ISBN: 0190681217 | 112 pages | EPUB | 9.88 MB
When first opened to the public in 1853, New York's Crystal Palace created a sensation. Those who had seen London's Crystal Palace, the structure it was openly intended to emulate, argued that America's copy far surpassed it. Built in what is today Bryant Park, a four-acre site between 40th and 42nd Streets, the colossus of glass and steel indeed seemed poised to displace the British original in worldwide fame. Walt Whitman pronounced it "unsurpassed anywhere for beauty."