Plans for a £500 million replica of the Crystal Palace by Chinese ZhongRong Group unveiled (UK)

According to reports on the UK press, ZhongRong Group has revealed its plans to build a replica of the Crystal Palace on the site of the original Victorian building.

ZhongRong Group aims to build a new cultural attraction and restore the surrounding park on the Bromley site.

The original building was designed by Sir Joseph Paxton and was originally built in Hyde Park to host the Great Exhibition of 1851, which featured more than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world. After the exhibition, the Crystal Palace was transferred to Penge Common next to Sydenham Hill, where it stood from 1854 until its destruction by fire in 1936.

ZhongRong Group’s plans were announced at an event with the mayor and leader of Bromley Council.


Plans will be formally submitted in autumn 2014, after a year of consultation.

Source: BBC

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