Crystal Palace in London is to be rebuilt by a Chinese group.

With an exact reproduction of the 80,000-square-meter cast iron and glass skyscraper, a Chinese developer aims to bring London's Victorian-era Crystal Palace back to life.

The original Crystal Palace was built in 1851 to accommodate the International Exhibition, which featured over 14,000 exhibitors from all around the world displaying the latest technologies generated during the Industrial Revolution. According to The Guardian, the original structure cost £150,000 to build (equal to £13 million now). In 1854, the structure was transported from London's Hyde Park to south-east London after the exhibition. It stayed there until it was destroyed by fire in 1936. cheap rental cars

ZhongRong Holdings, a Shanghai-based developer, has suggested redeveloping the structure with public space for exhibitions and events, as well as retail space and cafes.
"Discussions between all parties are still at an early feasibility level," a representative for the Mayor of London told BD Online. "However, the proposals do not include any residential development." "Of course, any fully developed idea would be offered to the public for feedback in order to reach an agreement on a course of action."

It will be difficult for ZhongRog to achieve its objectives. An Act of Parliament passed in 1990 stipulated that any new structure on the site "shall be in the spirit of Paxton's original construction." Plans for the property have proven fruitless since then. A £67 million planning permission was given to German landscaping firm Latz and Partner in 2008, which featured a new sports complex and 180 apartments. The proposal's residential component, however, was met with opposition.

The Chinese developer is in discussions with Bromley Council and the mayor's office about a replica of the Crystal Palace, which got its name from the vast amount of glass used in the structure, which was made feasible by the introduction of the cast plate glass process in 1848.
ZhongRong Holdings, owned by Chinese billionaire Ni Zhaoxing, is collaborating with Arup, which is best known for designing the Sydney Opera House, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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