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IN ALL ITS GLORY;

OR,

HOW TO ENJOY LONDON

DURING

THE GREAT EXHIBITION.

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LONDON:
H. G. CLARKE & CO., 4, EXETER CHANGE.

1851.

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LONDON

IN ALX ITS GLORY.
THE GREAT NATIONAL EXHIBITION.

This truly magnificent structure, designed "by Mr, IPaxton, and erected by Messrs. Fox and Henderson, in little more than three months, is a Jong parallelogram, 1848 feet long, and 408 feet wide; with an addition on the north side, 986 feet long, and 48 feet wide. The height is 66 feet. Nearly midway, 900 feet to the centre on the west side, and 948 feet on the east, a transept is formed, with a semicircular roof, 108 feet high from the ground, to enclose a group of trees. This further serves to break the long line of the side elevation, and marks out the central entrance. There is another principal entrance at each end. The main parallelogram is formed into 11 divisions longitudinally, alternately 24 and 48 feet wide, with the exception of the great central walk, which is 72 feet broad. There are three large refreshment courts, enlosing three groves of trees. The area on the ground floor is 752,832 square feet, nearly IS acres; the area of the galleries included in the contract, is 102,528 square feet, making a total of 855,360 feet, and; the cubic contents 30,000,000 feet The exhibition surface, including galleries, will be 21 acres. Other galleries may be introduced if n 'ded, at an extra cost, affording an additional availab area of 90,432 square feet. The frame-work is of

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